KENTUCKY BLACK BOURBON GUILD

The culture of bourbon isn’t just about age-old traditions. It’s about a future shaped by shared passions.

About KBBG

Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild

The Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild (KBBG) is a pioneering organization dedicated to celebrating and honoring the significant contributions of minorities throughout bourbon history.
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About KBBG

Who We Are

The African American experience and contribution throughout the history of bourbon is immense and widely impactful. From novices to experts, all who appreciate bourbon and other fine spirits are welcome.

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Forging A Golden Path

Check out some of the historic moments from the KBBG legacy.

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Join us at the Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild and become part of a dynamic community dedicated to celebrating diversity, history, and the rich legacy of bourbon.

Latest news

Dive into the latest happenings and highlights from the heart of the KBBG community.

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October 18, 2023

BY YOLANDA EVANS, PUNCH DRINK A WAVE OF BLACK-LED GROUPS IS CHALLENGING THE ARCHETYPAL IMAGE OF THE BOURBON ENTHUSIAST, AND CHARTING A NEW FUTURE FOR THE CATEGORY ALONG THE WAY. OURBON IS A TRULY AMERICAN SPIRIT. IT IS A STAPLE OF SOUTHERN CULTURE, A CULT COLLECTIBLE, A DRINK TOURISM ATTRACTION. WHAT IT IS NOT, HOWEVER, IS […]

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September 20, 2023

Kayla Bush is one of the most tenacious individuals you’ll ever meet, according to Rob Beatty, the founder of the Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild. And she’s the perfect example of why his organization exists. Bush is a full-time student at Kentucky State University majoring in journalism and mass communications with a certificate in distillation and fermentation. She’s […]

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September 16, 2023

BY RENA BAER, SMILEY PETE PUBLISHING WHEN LEXINGTON BUSINESS OWNER ROBERT BEATTY WAS THINKING OF ALSO BECOMING A PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE FOR THE STATE OF KENTUCKY, HE GAVE IT A TRIAL RUN BY TAKING A GROUP TO BARDSTOWN FOR THE DAY TO VISIT DISTILLERIES AND ENJOY SOME BOURBON TASTING. THE GROUP ALSO STOPPED BY THE OSCAR GETZ […]

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September 16, 2023

BY LOUGIRL502 ONE OF THE BEST THINGS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN BOURBON IS THE PUSH TOWARD INCLUSIVITY. HISTORY OF WOMEN AND NONWHITE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE AN IMPACT ON THE BOURBON INDUSTRY IS STARTING TO BE UNCOVERED THANKS TO BRANDS LIKE UNCLE NEAREST 1856, AS WELL AS HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDY. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL BOURBON […]

Sponsors & Partners

Explore our esteemed circle of sponsors and partners who have passionately joined hands with KBBG in championing diversity and celebrating bourbon’s rich legacy.

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