Plans are underway for a $408 M Sazerac Spirits Distillery in Clark County

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Plans are underway for a $408 million expansion of the Sazerac Spirits Distillery to Clark County, Indiana. The bottling and distilled spirits company, Sazerac Co. plans to expand its Southern Indiana presence to Clark County, with this new spirit plant which will further bolster its Southern Indiana operations

Sazerac Spirits Distillery to bring 369 full-time jobs to Clark County

The new Sazerac Spirits Distillery will be developed on a 1400 acre undeveloped site, located at 12200 Ind. 62 Charlestown, Indiana. The facility is expected to create up to 369 full-time jobs by the end of 2027, with an average wage that is above the statutory earnings of the county. Employment opportunities will cut across hourly skilled labor and salaried supported staff. 

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The Sazerac Spirits Distillery project in Clark County, will be the company’s second major project in Southern Indiana. Sazerac Co. also boasts of a subsidiary company in New Albany called Northwest Ordinance Distilling, which also had it’s facility expanded recently in a  $48.7 million proposal.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp.(IEDC)  intends to support the Sazerac Spirits Distillery project through incentive-based tax credits worth about $3.5 million, over a 10 year period; but this will be determined by the company’s job creation plans. In addition, the company will also be offered $3 million in the form of redevelopment tax credits, based on their investment plans. These plans will be set in motion pending approval from the IEDC board of directors.

One Southern Indiana(1si), the chamber of commerce and economic development agency for Clark and Floyd counties, has also shown great support for this new Sazerac Spirits Distillery project. According to the organization, this distillery is the largest investment to be publicized throughout the 15-year history of 1si.

The CEO and President of One Southern Indiana, Wendy Dant Chesser, mentioned that Sazerac was quite committed to the region and also spoke about the company’s New Albany plant which had witnessed multiple expansions at the location. Chesser commended Sazerac for making the decision to build its new Sazerac Spirits Distillery in Clark County, which she said would significantly add to the growing vitality of southern Indiana.

The president of the Clark County Council, Barbara Hollis, was also thrilled that the Sazerac project was coming to Clark County, stating that the company’s investment is an enormous vote of confidence in the county and in the region’s hard-working residents.