Kentucky Distillers Makes Stave & Thief Society their Official Bourbon Certification Program

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March 17, 2017
Distillery Trail Blog Post

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) has announced that the Stave & Thief Society Bourbon Certification Program is now the official Bourbon education course of the organization and its members.

The program was created in 2015 by the Distilled Spirits Epicenter, the KDA’s official educational member, with input from an independent advisory panel of distilling experts, historians, leaders in the hospitality industry and professional spirits educators.

The curriculum, which has been endorsed by KDA members and Master Distillers, is designed to promote and uphold Bourbon’s unique and distinguished culture by preparing establishments and individuals to deliver an authentic Bourbon experience.

“This certification is the first of its kind, and it is only fitting that it was created right here in Kentucky, the birthplace of Bourbon,” said KDA President Eric Gregory said. “We’re proud to give it the KDA’s seal of approval and full endorsement.”

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