Eric Gregory http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky Bourbon Production Tops 1 Million in 2012 http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-bourbon-production-tops-1-million-2012 <p></p><p>The amount of bourbon produced by Kentucky distillers has topped 1 million barrels for the first time in nearly 40 years.</p><p>Officials with the Kentucky Distillers' Association said Monday that 1,007,703 barrels were filled in 2012. The last time the total went over a million was in 1973 when 1,004,877 barrels were produced.</p><p>The group's president, Eric Gregory, <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2013/04/29/2619529/bourbon-production-topped-1-million.html" target="_blank">told the Lexington Herald-Leader</a> that Kentucky's distilleries are experiencing double-digit sales growth and seeing landmark production levels while investing in new facilities.</p><p>The group says bourbon production is up more than 120 percent since 1999. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:09:51 +0000 Associated Press 30182 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Bourbon Production Tops 1 Million in 2012