33rd member of association
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2016a0 — Wadelyn Ranch Distillery in Lincoln County today was named the 33rd member of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. Wadelyn Ranch was founded in 2013 by Thomas Wade Daniels, a sixth generation distillery.
In addition to running a distillery, Daniels raises Clydesdale horses, which have taken a large part in his advertising. The distillery, located at 383 Clydesdale Rd. in Waynesburg, is producing aged whiskey, brandy and Kentucky white lightening.
“Wadelyn Ranch is a great example of Kentucky’s thriving micro-distillery movement that’s using locally sourced grains and fruits to produce premium products and rally their communities in support of the Bourbon renaissance,” KDA President Eric Gregory said. “These small businesses are continuing the family traditions set forth in Kentucky generations ago, and it’s thrilling to witness their age-old stories come alive. We congratulate Wadelyn Ranch on its success and proudly welcome them to our growing family of distillers.”
Wadelyn Ranch joins the Kentucky Distillers’ Association as a craft level member, aging less than 1,000 barrels a year. The 33 members are KDA’s most since the Repeal of Prohibition.
Founded in 1880, KDA is the state’s voice for Bourbon and spirits issues. Its diverse membership produces 90 percent of the world’s Bourbon, from legendary, global brands to emerging micro distilleries that are building the next generation of the timeless craft.