Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear highlighted another quality project in Kentucky’s signature bourbon and spirits industry taking place in Anderson County. AATW, an owner and operator in the bourbon sector, is investing $11.8 million to build nine rickhouses to store and age distilled spirits that will create 10 full-time jobs by the end of the project.
“The momentum we are seeing in Kentucky’s signature bourbon and spirits industry shows no sign of slowing down,” said Gov. Beshear. “This investment by AATW is going to continue strengthening our bourbon production and bring quality jobs to Anderson County. Every time a company commits to planting roots here in the commonwealth, it’s a testament to our thriving economy and extensive workforce. I want to thank the leaders of AATW for believing in us and look forward to seeing their success here in Kentucky.”
AATW will be developing nine large bourbon rickhouses, which will provide the company with increased storage and transportation capabilities as well as the opportunity to offer third-party storage to support fellow businesses in the industry. The warehouses will be on a 52-acre property with direct access to the Bluegrass Parkway, facilitating seamless transportation. Each warehouse will have the capacity to hold up to 16,500 barrels of bourbon. In total, AATW’s storage capabilities will increase by 148,500 barrels. The site also presents an opportunity for tourism and event hosting. The property features an event space, the Barn at McCall Springs, which will be used for both private and public events. This will be the company’s first location in Anderson County.
“AATW is excited to be launching Extended Stave Warehousing in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky,” said Lev Orlov, partner of AATW. “The newly developed bourbon barrel warehousing facility will be available to third-party clients who need a safe, secure, accessible and state-of-the-art facility for their bourbon aging needs. We plan on aging our own bourbon alongside clients’ bourbon within the warehouses. The site will ultimately be home to nine warehouses, which can each hold 16,500 barrels creating a total capacity of 148,500 barrels. In addition to the warehouses, the site is home to an event space which will be rebranded this winter and be made available for various events ranging from weddings to barrel releases. We are excited to serve the bourbon community’s third-party warehousing needs and become a part of an industry with such deep roots in Kentucky.”
AATW is an owner and operator in the bourbon industry. The venture is led by partners Jason Taylor, Lev Orlov and Raj Patel.
Anderson County Judge/Executive Orbrey Gritton spoke on the company’s decision to locate in the county: “We are thrilled to hear of AATW’s strategic decision to locate in Anderson County and further contribute to the region's thriving bourbon industry. This new project represents a significant investment in our community and underscores a corridor that is prime for economic growth.”
Anderson County Forward Chair Amanda Schoonover showed her excitement for the project: “I am excited to hear of AATW’s investment in Anderson County. Given the vital role the bourbon industry plays in our community, the continued growth and investment in this sector are truly exciting.”