FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 29, 2016) – Patriot Brands LLC, a start-up spirits maker established earlier this year, plans to build a distillery and historical park in Henry County with a $5 million investment expected to create 15 full-time jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.
“The Commonwealth has a long, proud history of distilling and it is our pleasure to welcome Patriot Brands to this Kentucky tradition,” said Gov. Bevin. “The economic impact made by our major bourbon and spirits producers is recognized at a national and an international level. Start-ups like Patriot Brands are drivers of product diversity in the marketplace. Not only will this company add innovation to one of Kentucky’s signature industries, it will also be honoring the rich heritage of Kentucky distilling and paying tribute to the patriots who fought for the liberties we treasure today.”
Patriot Brands will construct an 8,000-square-foot distillery in Pleasureville to produce bourbon and other spirits. In addition, the site will provide educational opportunities. Working with local Amish community members, Patriot Brands plans to build a history park to honor patriots of the Revolutionary War and a grist mill. The location will also feature a bed and breakfast and several unique tasting venues, including an authentic 18th century log cabin and a 300-square-foot treehouse.