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July 15th, Eric Gregory, President, Kentucky Distillers’ Association

Posted on Jul 7, 2021

LEXINGTON, KY – The Rotary Club of Lexington will held its weekly meeting Thursday, July 15th,  at the Red Mile and via Zoom. The program  featured Eric Gregory, President, Kentucky Distillers’ Association. To attend via Zoom  please email, To register for lunch click here  Weekly Meetings

Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, is a veteran communicator with more than 30 years of experience in governmental affairs, marketing, journalism and strategic public relations.

As KDA President, Gregory oversees all aspects of the 141-year-old association that unites, promotes, protects and elevates the Commonwealth’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry, including the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® experiences.

Kentucky’s historic distilleries produce more than 95 percent of the world’s Bourbon, a rich heritage that dates back more than 200 years. Today, Bourbon is “America’s Official Native Spirit,” a leading export and a growing symbol of Kentucky craftsmanship and tradition.

Gregory joined the KDA in 2008 after seven years as Governmental Affairs Manager at East Kentucky Power Cooperative. He previously served as Vice President of Public Affairs for Preston-Osborne, a prominent Lexington public relations, marketing and research firm.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Gregory began his career as an award-winning journalist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. He also served as a reporter and editor at the Honolulu Advertiser, and has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize.

Gregory is a native of Henderson, Ky. He and his wife, Ellen, live in Midway, Ky., with their three children.

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