The Frankfort Bourbon Party

Meant to mimic the Boston Tea Party, representatives of the state’s bourbon distilleries poured out bottles of bourbon in front of the state Capitol this afternoon. 

The display was part of a rally in the rotunda to protest a bill moving swiftly through the General Assembly that would make alcoholic beverage purchases no longer exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax. 

Among the bottles poured out today were Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey, Jim Beam, Four Roses, 1792 and Bulleit, creating a strong smell of Kentucky’s signature liquor before the crowd of several hundred.

“Frankfort’s never smelled so good,” one onlooker said. 

The display was coupled with beer and liquor distributors trucks that have been circling the Capitol since this morning.


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