LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Augusta Distillery LLC is expanding its operations in Bracken County Gov. Andy Beshear said in a recent press release. It is a $23 million investment that will create 14 full-time jobs.
It will be in an existing 40,000-square-foot building that used to be the home of F.A. Neider Co. Construction is supposed to begin sometime this summer and be operational by summer 2024.
Beshear said it is never an accident when a company decides to expand its business in Kentucky.
“It is a testament to the Kentuckians who help make this state what it is – an increasingly attractive option for businesses to thrive within a surging economy,” he said.
Judd Weis, co-founder and board vice chairman of Augusta Distillery, said the team is proud of this plan.
“Our hope is that, by delighting our consumers, this investment will create a spike in local tourism and additional economic opportunity for our neighbors in Augusta and Bracken County,” said Weis.
According to the press release, since the start of 2020, the spirit industry has seen more than 40 new locations or expansion announcements with almost $700 million in planned investments and around 600 full-time jobs.
Just recently, Bardstown Bourbon Co. distillery announced it had plans to start a $28.7 million expansion.
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