Story Headline: New Distillery to Open in Hickman; 17 Jobs Created
Author: West Kentucky Star Staff

RH Resolute Distillery Inc. plans to locate in a previously unopened distillery in Hickman, creating 17 jobs with a $9.7 million investment.

 The company plans to finish construction and outfitting of a previous distillery project and begin distilling for the bulk spirits market by late summer. Initially, the operation’s production will target 400 barrels per week and increase to a projected maximum capacity of 2,600 barrels weekly. The 17 new jobs include production, barrel filling, barrel handling and equipment maintenance positions.

The startup distillery originated in Paducah and is the result of a partnership between Sarah Jones, Brand Director at RH Resolute, and her husband, Chuck, and Matt Haney, the company’s chief operational officer, and his father, Mike. The Haney family also owns and operates HBS Copper, a still manufacturing plant in Barlow.

Thomas McKenzie, a 15-year-plus veteran of the spirits industry, will serve as RH Resolute’s master distiller. McKenzie was previously a consultant for distilleries throughout Kentucky.

RH Resolute plans to use equipment from HBS in its future distilling operations, completing a production process that takes place entirely within Kentucky. The distillery will create heritage bourbon through historical methods, providing a unique full-flavored taste.

A hiring event is planned for Tuesday, July 17, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Fulton County Judge-Executive Office Building (the former National Guard Armory), located at 2216 Myron Cory Drive in Hickman. During this one-day event, RH Resolute will be accepting applications for their operator positions only. These positions will be full-time, include benefits and pay a starting wage of $15 per hour.

For more information about this event, call 270-251-6187.


Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:21 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:56 PM
URL: http://westkentuckystar.com/News/Local-Regional/Western-Kentucky/New-Distillery-to-Open-in-Hickman-17-Jobs-Created.aspx