Barr renews, leads congressional Bourbon Caucus

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) recently renewed the congressional Bourbon Caucus, a bipartisan organization dedicated to maintaining and strengthening the bourbon industry.

Rep. Barr joined U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), who founded the caucus in 2009, to reconstitute the group once again as an official Congressional Member Organization for the 117th Congress. Both members are co-chairs of the caucus.

“Bourbon is a signature industry in the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” Rep. Barr said. “With the recent passage of the Craft Modernization Act in Congress that I helped lead, the bourbon industry is poised for a strong year in 2021. I look forward to continuing my work with Congressman Yarmuth and members of the Bourbon Caucus to protect the industry into the future.”

Rep. Yarmuth said the production, distribution and consumption of bourbon and other distilled spirits serves as an important economic engine for Kentucky and the nation.

“Our bipartisan caucus plays an important role in bringing members together to advance the issues the industry faces,” he said. “As the pandemic continues and we weather further economic uncertainty, it’s important that we work even harder to protect these good Kentucky jobs.”