JERICHO, NY (Feb. 20, 2018) – Intellicheck has announced that the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) is using Intellicheck’s Age ID to build on its significant commitment to the responsible consumption of Bourbon and distilled spirits.
KDA members are utilizing Intellicheck’s technology at multiple distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour experience, including Jim Beam, Four Roses, Evan Williams, Bulleit, Town Branch, Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve, Angel’s Envy, Willett Distillery and Boone County Distilling Co., with others coming online soon.
Age ID is being used on mobile devices at visitor centers to authenticate drivers’ licenses and other forms of identification to catch altered and fake IDs, which prevents underage access to alcoholic beverage sales and samples.
KDA President Eric Gregory said Age ID’s performance exceeded all competitors in a head-to-head technology comparison using IDs confiscated by Kentucky’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. “Age ID caught them all,” he said. “It wasn’t even close.”
Gregory said the KDA and its 37 members have a long-standing commitment to social responsibility and the communities they serve. “The adoption of Age ID is an important, collective step forward in furthering our dedication to responsible consumption and the prevention of underage drinking,” he said.
“The KDA is proud to be a national leader in responsibility efforts. Adding Age ID to our toolbox of social responsibility initiatives firmly positions the KDA and our Kentucky Bourbon Trail tours on the forefront of efforts to prevent the sale of alcohol to minors.”
Founded in 1880, the KDA is the state of Kentucky’s voice for Bourbon and distilled spirits issues. The venerable non-profit group encompasses 37 unique companies ranging from prized brands and prominent, global icons to the state’s best emerging distillers, all producing 90 percent of the world’s Bourbon.
Kentucky Bourbon is one of the Commonwealth’s most historic and treasured industries, a booming $8.5 billion economic engine that generates as many as 17,500 jobs with an annual payroll topping $800 million, and pours $825 million into tax coffers each year.
In addition, the industry is in the middle of a $1.2 billion building boom, from innovative new tourism centers to expanded production facilities, all to meet the growing global thirst for Kentucky Bourbon. Kentucky now has 39 companies operating 52 distilleries making 6.8 million barrels of aging Bourbon – all modern records.
The KDA’s famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour announced recently that visitors made more than 1 million stops at participating distilleries for the second straight year. Attendance has skyrocketed by 314 in the last 10 years.
“We welcome our partnership with this respected Association and the opportunity to provide the advanced technology solution that is making a crucial difference in the prevention of underage drinking,” said Intellicheck Interim CEO Bill White.
“Our selection by this celebrated organization underscores the unparalleled advantages Age ID delivers and highlights the ever-growing successes we are achieving because of the distinctive benefits our technology solutions provide,” White commented.
Age ID provides the most up-to-date solution to the problem of spotting fake and altered IDs with its ability to read an exceptional number of known fake barcodes and unique DMV barcode formats from every U.S. state and populated territory, all Canadian provinces and all Mexican States where licenses include 2-D barcodes.
The pioneering technology solution can be deployed on mobile devices including smartphones, laptops and tablets, as well as integrated at the point-of-sale. The economical, easy-to-use technology delivers real-time results and 99.9 percent accuracy drawing on a comprehensive proprietary database that are updated on an ongoing basis to ensure ID authentication is accurate.