KDA Welcomes B.H. James Distillers as Newest Member

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced B.H. James Distillers in Logan County as the newest member of the nonprofit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. 

Founded in 2022, B.H. James Distillers team includes founder and owner Shawn McCormick, distiller JR Hunter, assistant distiller Tim McKinney and bottling assistant Felicia Hampton. The facilities include a small pot still operation with blending and bottling capabilities. A small tasting room and gift shop are open Wednesday through Saturday.

“KDA is a tremendous resource for distilleries of every size. But for new craft distilleries like ours, the KDA advocacy work and connections to the industry are invaluable,” said McCormick. “Our burgeoning distillery has a bright future and I’m excited to share our story, product and small town with new audiences.”

The distillery has a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and support from the local Adairville community, McCormick said. All corn, rye and malted barley are sourced locally to produce their line of Kentucky Grit whiskeys. 

Their portfolio includes Burton James Uniquely American Whiskey, and Kentucky Grit Whiskey, and James Lake Botanical Spirits.

Wanting to share their product further and bring new visitors to the community, the company will soon install an 800-gallon pot still distillation operation and open a new larger 25-seat tasting room with bar and gift shop. 

Learn more at www.burtonjameswhiskey.com.

B.H. James Distillers joins the KDA as a “Craft” level member, aging between 0 and 10,000 barrels per year. 

“The team at B.H. James Distillers is working to create a positive and lasting impact on their local community and we are excited to help them grow and share their story,” said KDA president Eric Gregory. 

“Bourbon’s recent growth in South Central Kentucky has expanded the industry’s reach, bringing good jobs and exciting Bourbon tourism potential to new parts of the state. We proudly welcome B.H. James to our growing family of Kentucky’s finest distillers.”

Visit www.kybourbon.com and www.kybourbontrail.com to learn more.

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