Friday, September 7, 2012

Old Pogue Joins Kentucky Distillers' Association.

Old Pogue Distillery announced this week that it has joined the historic ranks of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA), the Commonwealth’s foremost voice on spirits issues for more than 130 years.

“Old Pogue has a Bourbon history dating back as far as the association itself, and we proudly welcome them to the KDA,” said Jeff Conder, Chairman of the KDA Board of Directors and Vice President, Global Supply Chain, for Beam, Inc. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the work that our craft partners have done in the past year to help move the KDA forward and promote and protect our signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. We truly are stronger when we all work together.”

The H. E. Pogue Distillery was founded in 1876 in Mason County, which played a vital role in Kentucky Bourbon's early history. The town of Maysville, originally known as Limestone Landing, was the first important Ohio River port in Kentucky, back when the territory was part of Bourbon County, Virginia. While only the foundation of the original H. E. Pogue Distillery still stands, the new small batch craft distillery is on the same plot of land and is part of the historic Ryan-Pogue family home on West Second Street. Production there began in March, using Pogue family recipes dating to the late 1800s. Products include Old Pogue Master’s Select Bourbon and Limestone Landing Rye Whisky.

“As a Kentucky craft distiller, and as a family, we could not be more honored than to be invited to join an organization as esteemed as the KDA,” noted Peter H. Pogue, President of The Old Pogue Distillery. “Our forefathers were instrumental in the early days of the KDA, and to be affiliated with the KDA once again is very humbling for us.” Pogue becomes KDA’s 13th member and the seventh Kentucky craft distillery to join.

The KDA is a non-profit trade association founded in 1880.


Sylvan said...

Is it known where the Master's Select for sale now is made? Best I can tell, it's bottled by KBD, so maybe the usual speculations?

Their new distillery is listed as having a capacity of one barrel/week, so I'd guess most of the product nationally will remain unchanged.

Chuck Cowdery said...

When the brand began, the Pogues were very open about saying their whiskey was made at Heaven Hill and bottled at KBD. It is safe to say that nothing Pogue sells currently is made by the micro-distillery in Maysville.