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Bluegrass Bourbon production is highest in nearly half a century

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KENTUCKY (FOX19) -

Kentucky bourbon makers saw a record year of production in 2015.

The Kentucky Distiller's Association announced on Wednesday that the state filled almost 1.9 billion barrels of bourbon last year.

That's a 44 percent increase over the previous year, and the most produced in a single year since 1967.

The Kentucky Distiller’s Association said earlier this year that Kentucky’s combined revenues for bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey in 2015 was $2.9 billion.

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