distillery http://wkyufm.org en Suspicious Fire at Marion County Distillery Under Investigation http://wkyufm.org/post/suspicious-fire-marion-county-distillery-under-investigation <p>An early-morning fire Friday at the Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon is under investigation by Kentucky State Police, the ATF and the state fire marshal’s office.&nbsp;</p><p>Trooper Billy Gregory says police got a call about a break-in at the distillery on Veterans Memorial Highway about 6 a.m. EST. When officers arrived, they quickly called the fire department.<br /><br />“They were able to save the building without a huge loss and there were no injuries,” said Gregory.&nbsp; “At this time, the investigation has led us to believe that someone forced their way into the building and set the fire.”<br /><br />Gregory says the distillery was open for business on Friday.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/2013/post15_pr11_25_13.htm">KSP is asking for anonymous tips</a> in the case.<br /> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:00:30 +0000 WKU Public Radio 40373 at http://wkyufm.org Suspicious Fire at Marion County Distillery Under Investigation Former Maker's Mark Chief Says Less Potent Version Won't Affect Taste http://wkyufm.org/post/former-makers-mark-chief-says-less-potent-version-wont-affect-taste <p></p><p>The Chairman Emeritus of Maker's Mark blames himself for the company's recent decision<a href="http://www.wkyufm.org/post/less-potent-makers-mark-not-going-down-smoothly-kentucky" target="_blank"> to lower the proof </a>of its famous bourbon. Bill Samuels Jr., the son of the founder of Maker's Mark, <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130211/BUSINESS/302110034/Watered-down-Maker-s-Mark-will-taste-same-Bill-Samuels-says" target="_blank">tells the Courier-Journal </a>he failed to foresee the worldwide surge in demand for Kentucky's famous spirit.</p><p>Maker's Mark has announced it will dilute its bourbon from 45 percent alcohol by volume, to 42 percent, so that more whiskey can be bottled to meet demand.</p><p>"I was the forecaster in chief around here...I must have been asleep at the wheel," Samuels told the newspaper.</p><p>WKU Public Radio <a href="http://www.wkyufm.org/post/makers-mark-things-remain-same-despite-leadership-change" target="_blank">interviewed Samuels Jr. and his son, Rob Samuels, </a>who took over as Chairman of Maker's Mark in 2011. Rob Samuels told us at the time he was looking to expand international sales of Maker's Mark, with India as a prime target. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:48:02 +0000 Kevin Willis 26330 at http://wkyufm.org Former Maker's Mark Chief Says Less Potent Version Won't Affect Taste