Alltech CEO Pearse Lyons, left, showed Maker's Mark President Bill Samuels a rendering of what his company's expanded distillery building beside the Kentucky Ale Brewery off West Maxwell Street would look like when built.
Alltech CEO Pearse Lyons, left, showed Maker's Mark President Bill Samuels a rendering of what his company's expanded distillery building beside the Kentucky Ale Brewery off West Maxwell Street would look like when built.
Alltech CEO Pearse Lyons, left, showed Maker's Mark President Bill Samuels a rendering of what his company's expanded distillery building beside the Kentucky Ale Brewery off West Maxwell Street would look like when built.

Tom Eblen: Distillers take steps to keep Kentucky's spirits monopoly

February 07, 2011 12:00 AM

UPDATED February 07, 2011 07:43 AM

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Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.