Alltech breaks ground on Dueling Barrels Brewing & Distilling Co.

Alltech executives break ground on Dueling Barrels Brewing & Distilling Co.
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Eastern Kentucky is one step closer to having its first distillery and brewery, after Alltech broke ground today on Dueling Barrels Brewing & Distilling Co. in downtown Pikeville, Kentucky.

The combined brewery and distillery, expected to open in Spring 2017 at a cost of $13 million, will be uniquely Eastern Kentucky-inspired. It will feature its own range of beer and spirits that celebrate the area, including a legal moonshine and bourbon.

Dueling Barrels will feature tours of the brewery and distillery, where the process will be explained in depth, and will end with a visit to the tasting room where the products can be sampled.

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The new Dueling Barrels site is part of a continued global expansion of the Alltech Beverage Division.The beverage division began with a single brewery in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, and 10 years later the addition of a distillery, Town Branch, was completed. As demand has increased for the company’s products, additional capacity with storage and bottling lines has been added at a second Lexington site on Angliana Avenue five minutes from the original brewery. Larger brewhouses are to be installed at both Lexington sites by year’s end.