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Paducah-based RH Resolute Distillery will move to a previously unopened distillery in Hickman, western Kentucky. The distillery will be the company’s first production home and will create 17 jobs.

The firm will finish constructing the distillery and begin distilling for the bulk spirits market by late summer. It will initially produce 400 barrels per week and increase to a projected maximum capacity of 2,600 barrels per week.

Spirits industry veteran Thomas McKenzie will become master distiller. He previously worked as a consultant for distilleries in Kentucky.

The company was the result of a partnership between Sarah Jones and her husband Chuck, and Matt Haney, the company’s chief operational officer, and his father Mike.

RH Resolute purchased the nearly complete distillery, which has never been opened. It contains the original beer still, fermenters and other equipment built and installed by Vendome Copper & Brassworks.

Read more here: Bourbon startup to open $9.7m Kentucky distillery

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