Brown-Forman master distiller to lead KDA board

Chris Morris

Chris Morris

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today that Master Distiller Chris Morris of Brown-Forman is the new chairman of the board for the 136-year-old group that promotes and protects the state’s signature bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Morris who was selected during the KDA board’s annual meeting, will serve through December 2016.

The board also appointed John Rhea, chief operating officer at Four Roses Distillery, as vice chairman and Rob Samuels, COO at Beam Suntory/Maker’s Mark, as secretary-treasurer.

Founded in 1880, the KDA currently has 28 members, the most since the repeal of Prohibition, and an all-time high of 19 members in its popular Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour experiences.


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