O.Z. Tyler Distillery joining the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Owensboro's O.Z. Tyler Distillery is joining the Kentucky Bourbon Trail on June 1

Beginning June 1, O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro, KY will be the newest stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

(Facebook/O.Z. Tyler Distillery)

According to Kentucky Distillers’ Association, O.Z. Tyler Distillery has advanced to the “Heritage” member level, the highest rank in the non-profit trade group that unites and leads the state’s signature bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

A record one million stops were made along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail last year at 20 participating distilleries, according to KDA.

In addition to joining the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, O.Z. Tyler Distillery has started selling bourbon produced on site and now sells their product at over 90 stores in and around the River City.

(Facebook/O.Z. Tyler Distillery)

O.Z. Tyler Distillery dates back to 1880 and was purchased in 2014 by TerrePURE Kentucky Distillers, Inc.

Fun Fact: Bourbon can be made in any U.S. state, but vast majority comes from Kentucky. According to the O.Z. Tyler Distillery website: As defined by federal standards, Bourbon Whiskey must be stored in charred new oak barrels at not more than 125 proof and it must contain not less than 51% corn. There is no set minimum time for Bourbon Whiskey to age in a barrel, with the exception of Straight Bourbon Whiskey which must age in a barrel for at least two years.

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