KY Bourbon Pours $8.5 Billion into State Economy

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's bourbon industry shows no sign of slowing down.

A new study finds the state's signature spirit increased its economic output by $1 billion in the last two years.   Kentucky bourbon now pours $8.5 billion each year into the state's economy.

The study, conducted by the University of Louisville, shows the industry generates more than 17,000 jobs with an annual payroll of $800 million.

Click here to read the study. 

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