Kentucky distillery Woodford Reserve has revealed plans to expand and double its production capacity to meet ‘growing demand’.
The expansion will include the installation of three new copper pot stills, as well as a new building that will house the boiler plant, additional fermentation tanks, a grain unloading area, a barrel unloading and storage area, and a conference and training centre for employees.
Starting in the spring, the expansion is expected to be completed in the summer of 2022. During this time, the distillery will remain fully operational.
“Woodford Reserve is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2021, and the expansion of the distillery allows us to look to the next 25 years,” said Master Distiller, Chris Morris.
Woodford Reserve surpassed one million cases for the first time in 2019.
“Woodford Reserve has enjoyed exceptional growth over the last decade, maintaining a double-digit net sales growth rate year to date with more than one million case sales,” said Lawson Whiting, CEO of parent company, Brown-Forman.