Bourbon is an $8.6 billion industry in Kentucky alone, and total production has increased by more than 115%. Those are exciting numbers given the impact new and expanded distilleries can have on boosting local economies and repurposing neglected facilities. 

But those numbers also mean unprecedented demand, with distilleries having difficulty growing fast enough to meet market demand. This puts added pressure on construction projects to meet project schedules as well as maintain the quality of the product, all to support ongoing operations. 

Messer Senior Project Executive Jason Wright has come across five difference-makers to support brand integrity during the bourbon industry’s accelerated growth.