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The prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame will honored seven individuals for their service to the Commonwealth’s signature bourbon industry.  BRAD BOSWELL President of Independent Stave Company, OWSLEY BROWN I, longtime President of Brown-Forman; THOMAS FLOCCO, President and CEO of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc.; EDWIN FOOTE, retired Master Distiller at Old Fitzgerald Distillery; RITA GREENWELL, retired Administrative Assistant at the KDA; JIMMY WICKHAM, Director of Customer Relations and Quality Assurance, Independent Stave; and EVAN WILLIAMS, often credited to be “Kentucky’s First Distiller”.

The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame was created in 2OO1 by the KDA and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival to recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on bourbon’s stature, growth and awareness.  It is the highest honor given by Kentucky’s legendary bourbon industry, with only 23 previous inductees.  Candidates may be nominated each year by the KDA’s member distilleries and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.