Distillery breaks ground on $4 million new visitor center
By BEN CARLSON
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:36 am (Updated: August 29, 9:57 am)
Not even rain clouds looming overhead could dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate yet another milestone for the Wild Turkey Distillery.
Gov. Steve Beshear and other dignitaries helped the iconic company break ground on a new $4 million visitor center that will be perched atop Wild Turkey Hill overlooking the Kentucky River.
“This is the crowning jewel of the site,” said Gerry Ruvo, chairman and CEO of Campari America, which purchased Wild Turkey in 2009.
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