The Booming Bourbon Industry Has Construction Projects Flowing
The bourbon industry is in good spirits. In the past decade, bourbon whiskey production increased 115 percent, according to the Kentucky Distillers' Association. That's big business for the U.S. state of Kentucky, which produces 95 percent of the barrel-aged booze. Bourbon now funnels US$8.6 billion into Kentucky's economy annually, a 60 percent jump since 2009.