LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 23, 2020 /HALCYONTV/ -- Brough Brothers Distillery, the first and only Black-owned distillery in the state of Kentucky, opened its doors for business earlier this month in Louisville.
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The Brough Brothers, Christian, Victor, and Bryson Yarbrough at Brough Brothers Distillery.
The Kentucky State Senate recognizes and distinguishes Brough Brothers Distillery as the First African-American owned distillery in Kentucky's 228 year old history.
The distillery was founded by Victor, Bryson, and Christian Yarbrough, three brothers born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. They wanted to produce quality bourbon whiskey in an industry that has thus far remained largely inaccessible to minority entrepreneurs. They are committed to supporting other local businesses in an effort to revitalize the West End neighborhood in which Brough Brothers is based. Their distillery will provide job opportunities and economic growth for the community of Park Hill, a historically underserved area of Louisville's West End.
"Brough Brothers has an opportunity to not only provide employment opportunities for our local community, but also design an experience for locals and tourists in the heart of one of Kentucky's cultural hubs," Brough Brothers CEO Victor Yarbrough said. "At a time in history when there is much attention on Louisville, we are excited to represent positive change and hope for and on behalf of our city."
First approved by the distillery-governing body the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in August 2018, Brough Brothers Distillery was recognized by Kentucky's Senate as the state's first African American-owned distillery in August 2020. Approved by the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in September, it will continue to make history as it distills and barrels its first barrel of bourbon this winter. Its bourbon shop will be open for business to bourbon enthusiasts by appointment only in spring 2021.
But customers don't have to wait to enjoy Brough Brothers: its bourbon brand is available on store shelves now and online.
Brough Brothers Bourbon has received glowing customer reviews for being one of the smoothest bourbons on the market. With major and independent retailers selling it in Kentucky, national retailers (Kroger, Total Wine and More, Trader Joes, Walmart) and distributors (RNDC, JB, BBI, SWGS) alike have taken notice of its explosive popularity. Brough Brothers currently has major distribution partnerships in five states, including KY, FL, TN, IN, and CO. It will expand its distribution to another 20 states in early 2021.
To learn more about Brough Brothers, request bourbon samples, request a virtual visit, or explore partnerships, please email email@example.com or visit broughbrothers.com.
Beer TV Host, Comedian, and Entrepreneur Zane Lamprey Named Craft Beer Marketing Awards' Inaugural 2020 'Man of the Year'
NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Craft Beer Marketing Awards (CBMAS) announced TV host, comedian and entrepreneur Zane Lamprey as recipient of the first-ever 2020 'Man of the Year' Award. Lamprey, who serves as a CBMAS judge was voted in by fellow industry peers. "I had a professor in college tell me that drinking beer wouldn't advance my career. He was wrong!" Zane laughed, "I couldn't be more honored to be the first Craft Beer Marketing Awards Man of the Year. I'd say I'm speechless, but as a comedian I'm not capable of that."
Zane first introduced audiences to the world of beer as host of the award-winning TV series Three Sheets on Travel Channel (and Hulu). He followed that up with Drinking Made Easy on Mark Cuban's HDNet, a show about all thing's alcohol, including production, consumption and celebration. He went on to host Chug on National Geographic Channel (and Netflix) and Four Sheets for DrinkTV. In 2020, Zane's 71-city comedy tour, scheduled at breweries across the USA was sidelined due to COVID, and is planned to resume once quarantine is over.
"For over a decade, the name Zane Lamprey has been synonymous with beer," said CBMAS co-founder, Jim McCune. "I first saw Zane on the TV show Three Sheets, where he introduced us to libations from all over the world. He did so with a genuine appreciation for the locals and a hilarious sense of humor that kept us entertained. This was inspiring to me, and a big part of why I'm in the beer industry today."
The CBMAS recognize 34 beer–marketing categories celebrating the best of craft beverages. Presenting sponsor, Hillebrand supports CBMAS mission to honor the individuals and teams who promote beer industry growth through their innovative and creative marketing, branding, fine arts, and design.
This year, CBMAS have extended into judging hard seltzer, cider, and mead, added new categories, and also expanded the awards competition internationally. CBMAS is currently accepting entries from around the world to be judged by more than 300 industry professionals.
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