Log Still Distillery, tied to the long standing Dant bourbon making family, is, as of this month, now fully operational. Their full scale opening, drawing dignitaries from throughout Kentucky, is the result of a more than $60 million investment.
Log Still, for those that don’t know of it, produces a range of spirits, including Monk’s Road Dry Gin, Monk’s Road Barrel Finished Gin and Monk’s Road Fifth District Series Bourbon: Cold Spring Distillery, the first in a rotating series of bourbons named for historic pre-Prohibition distillers in the region, in addition to its latest release, the Rattle & Snap brands.
Additional products are expected to be added in the coming months, according to those behind it, such as Monk’s Road Bourbon with a wheated mash bill. New jobs that are being created as result of the full opening include distillery and bottling operations, hospitality, event operations and restaurant positions.
Log Still’s first amenities debuted in 2021 with the opening of the Homestead Bed & Breakfast and the Poplar Cottage rentals, followed by an amphitheater and train depot.
“I’m very happy to have the opportunity to once again join leaders at Log Still Distillery as we celebrate the next major step forward for this quickly growing operation,” said Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, who was in attendance for the opening, in a prepared statement. “Our bourbon industry is growing at an incredible rate, and companies like Log Still are helping to drive that growth.
“This is a tremendous project for Nelson County and the surrounding region, and I look forward to watching the company grow in our state.”
“We are pleased with the reception by Kentuckians and visitors alike to the experiences we have created here in Gethsemane,” added Log Still President J.W. “Wally” Dant III, in a prepared statement. “Thanks very much to the Governor and his administration for supporting our campus-wide efforts and for championing the Kentucky bourbon industry like no other previous administration.”
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