BIG CHANGES AHEAD?
In Louisville, and throughout Kentucky, bourbon is a big tourism business.
Now, the Kentucky Senate has drafted a new bill that expands the amount of spirits sold at distilleries. Good thing, or bad?
Are distilleries, microbreweries and wineries in the business of selling direct, and competing with their distribution channel?
If you are from out of town, do you focus on the Bourbon Trail tours? If you could purchase more directly from the distillery, would that impact your bourbon spending at retail liquor stores?
Right now, Kentucky is very focused on tourism. They want to expand the tourism dollars being spent. 2015 already set a record.
My question is only this. Will expanding direct sales have a great impact on retail stores and alcohol sales at restaurants?