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Central Kentucky businessman starting bourbon, moonshine operation in Hardin County
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 28, 2013 9:20 AM EDT
A central Kentucky businessman is setting up the first legal whiskey still in Hardin County since Prohibition.
Goodin plans to produce bourbon and traditional moonshine. His federal license allows him to produce 5,500 gallons per year.
Goodin estimates the startup venture will cost half a million dollars.
He says he'll sell his 120-proof moonshine through a wholesaler in traditional mason jars. Making bourbon takes years of aging the whiskey in oak barrels.
He plans to purchase corn locally and operate at first with five or fewer employees, mostly family members.
Information from: The News-Enterprise, http://www.thenewsenterprise.com