Construction has begun on a $30 million expansion of Wild Turkey’s distillery in Lawrenceburg that will enable the company to meet the growing demand for its famous bourbon.
In a press release announcing the expansion, the company noted that it is “riding the crest of an overall wave of growth within the bourbon category, as American consumers are demonstrating a growing admiration of bourbon’s history, an increased appreciation of the artesian craftsmanship used in producing it, and a discovery of high-end bourbons.”
In addition to helping meet rising demand for its existing product, the distillery expansion will also provide capacity for the production of several extensions to the Wild Turkey line, including Wild Turkey American Honey, American Spirit 15-Year-Old, and Russell’s Reserve Rye.
The company is also investing another $6 million to erect new warehouses.
Construction on the distillery expansion is expected to be complete by the fall of 2009. However, due to the aging process, it will be eight years before the bourbon made with the new equipment will be available for purchase.