Brough Brothers Distillery, the only Black-owned distillery in the state of Kentucky is now open for business.

Located in Louisville, the distillery has been established by three brothers Victor, Bryson, and Christian Yarbrough with an objective to produce ‘quality’ bourbon whiskey.

In 2018, the distillery received its first approval from the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which is the distillery-governing body.

Earlier this year, the distillery was recognized by Kentucky’s Senate as the state’s first African American-owned distillery in August 2020.

The distillery, which received approval from the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in September this year, will begin production of bourbon this winter.

Brough Brothers Distillery noted that its bourbon shop will be open for business in spring next year.

Customers can purchase Brough Brothers bourbon brand at retail outlets as well as through online.

Currently, Brough Brothers has entered distribution partnerships in five states, including Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana and Colorado.

Brough Brothers are planning to expand its product footprint to another 20 states in early 2021.

The distillery’s founders said that they intend to support other local businesses in an effort to support the West End neighbourhood in which Brough Brothers is based.

Brough Brothers CEO Victor Yarbrough said: “Brough Brothers has an opportunity to not only provide employment opportunities for our local community but also design an experience for locals and tourists in the heart of one of Kentucky’s cultural hubs.

“At a time in history when there is much attention on Louisville, we are excited to represent positive change and hope for and on behalf of our city.”