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Gov. Beshear signs bill that adds jobs at Glenmore Distillery

Updated: Mar. 19, 2021 at 1:05 PM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - There’s a 14 News update to a story we told you about a few weeks ago.

Gov. Beshear has signed the bill aimed at creating 40 more jobs at Glenmore Distillery.

Members of the Kentucky House of Representatives approved the legislation earlier this month.

Representative Jonathan Dixon amended House Bill 415 to clarify the definition of “rectifier,” ensuring malt-based products can be bottled in Owensboro.

Dixon says this allows Buffalo Trace, and its parent company Sazerac, to invest in additional bottling lines at the Glenmore Distillery, adding 40 positions in Owensboro that would have otherwise left the state.

No word yet on when those jobs would be added.

(Note: the video at the top of this story is from our previous report, and does not reflect the update of the Governor’s signing.)

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