Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Diageo will build $115 million Distillery in Shelby County, Kentucky
Diageo, the British multinational alcoholic-beverages company, released a statement saying that it will invest an estimated $115 million over three years, to build a 1.8 million proof gallon (750,000 9-liter cases) distillery and six barrel storage warehouses in Shelby County, Kentucky.
The facility will distill several current Diageo bourbons, such as Bulleit Bourbon, a Diageo brand of Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey, and some future Bourbon and North American Whiskey brands.
Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O), headquartered in London, England, has a portfolio which includes some of the most popular spirits in the world, such as Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit, George Dickel, Buchanan’s and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, and Guinness beer.