Kentucky Bourbon http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky To Offer Bourbon Tax Credit http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-offer-bourbon-tax-credit <p></p><p></p><p>State lawmakers have effectively eliminated a tax on aging barrels of bourbon in a move to protect one of the state's signature industries.</p><p>Kentucky spends that tax money on public education, making it difficult to eliminate the tax completely. This week lawmakers approved a tax credit that would offset the cost of the tax. Public schools would still get their tax money, but overall state revenues would decrease by about $14 million in five years once the tax credit is fully implemented.</p><p>Kentucky distillers have increased their inventory of aging bourbon by more than 1 million barrels since 1999. State tax collections have more than doubled since then.</p><p>The law requires Kentucky distillers to spend the savings from the tax on improving facilities in Kentucky, including remodeling to promote tourism.<br /> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:21:46 +0000 Associated Press 46090 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky To Offer Bourbon Tax Credit Web Extra: Kentucky Bourbon Book Author Talks Prohibition, Maker's Mark Episode http://wkyufm.org/post/web-extra-kentucky-bourbon-book-author-talks-prohibition-makers-mark-episode <p></p><p>Michael Veach is a man who knows his bourbon. Not just because he enjoys Kentucky's signature spirit, but because he's also one of the nation's foremost bourbon historians.</p><p>Veach is associate curator of special collections at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, and the author of the new book <em>Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Tradition</em>. In his <a href="http://www.wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-author-debunks-popular-legends-surrounding-bourbon-new-book" target="_blank">recent interview</a> with WKU Public Radio, Veach told us about the many tall tales he had to debunk surrounding the history of bourbon.</p><p>Here are a few web audio extras featuring Veach that we didn't have time to include in the interview we aired this week: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kevin Willis 29127 at http://wkyufm.org Web Extra: Kentucky Bourbon Book Author Talks Prohibition, Maker's Mark Episode Court Says Maker's is Only Alcohol That Can Mark Its Bottles With Red Wax http://wkyufm.org/post/court-says-makers-only-alcohol-can-mark-its-bottles-red-wax <p>A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but an appeals court says a liquor bottle with a red dripping wax seal by any name other than Maker&rsquo;s Mark would be illegal. Noting that &ldquo;all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon,&rdquo; an opinion released by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that only the Kentucky-made bourbon can carry the distinctive bottle topper. Fri, 11 May 2012 13:32:01 +0000 Associated Press 12237 at http://wkyufm.org Court Says Maker's is Only Alcohol That Can Mark Its Bottles With Red Wax