Campari Group Adds 2nd Distillery in Right to Work Kentucky

Right to Work Kentucky Economic Update

Campari Group is adding another distillery soon at its campus in Right to Work Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. In order to accomplish this, the company is investing a total of $131 million project. They will also create 31 new jobs. So this is exciting news for Anderson County! These opportunities might not be possible if not for the Right to Work laws in the state.

From Area Development Magazine:

“We are delighted to announce this important investment and we appreciate the support received by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and the local authorities. […] Since 2009, when Campari Group acquired the Wild Turkey Distillery, we have significantly invested in the bourbon category, which now represents Campari Group’s second major leg after the aperitif portfolio. This expansion project confirms, once again, our commitment to this category and it will allow for the continued growth of the Wild Turkey and Russell’s Reserve franchise, both in the United States and internationally.” […]

“This investment by Campari Group adds to the historic momentum the commonwealth is currently experiencing in our signature bourbon and spirits industry. […] Kentucky is coming off our best year for growth in the spirits industry, with over $2.1 billion in new investments and approximately 700 new jobs for Kentuckians. I want to thank Campari for expanding its Wild Turkey campus in the commonwealth and continuing to invest in Anderson County and the Lawrenceburg community.” […]

“We are excited to support the growth and expansion efforts of Wild Turkey right here in Anderson County. […] As one of our longest distillery staples in our community, we look forward to the new employment opportunities, the positive economic impact to this community and supporting them in any way we can.”


To read the previous economic update on Right to Work states, click here.