Growing opportunities for Kentucky's corn farmers in a changing industry. 


Bourbon is a unique corn market in Kentucky. Each year, Kentucky's bourbon and alcohol distillers utilize about 15 million bushels of corn. Kentucky is the birthplace of Bourbon, with a rich tradition and history that dates back more than 200 years. It’s also one of Kentucky’s signature industries, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the Bluegrass economy.

Bourbon must be made with a minimum of 51 percent corn and aged in new oak barrels that have been charred. Only Kentucky has the perfect natural mix of climate, conditions and pure limestone water necessary for producing the world’s best Bourbon.

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