$78M Investment for Sazerac Owned “Northwest Ordinance Distilling”

$78M Investment into Northwest Ordinance Distilling, New Albany, IN.

Northwest Ordinance Distilling, a member of the Sazerac family, announced its intention to once again expand its production facility in New Albany, IN, at the former General Mills Pillsbury plant.

The $78 million expansion will better allow the company to meet market-demand for their product, and will also bring an additional 50 full-time employees to New Albany!

This new $78 million expansion will include $25 million in building improvements and $53 million in four new processing and bottling lines, bringing the total number of lines at the New Albany facility to 14. The proposed expansion will better allow the company to meet market demand and will result in the addition of up to 50 fulltime employees over four years.

“Northwest Ordinance Distilling has established itself not only as an exceptional employer, but a reliable community partner in the City of New Albany,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan.

“The plant now employs more than 350 workers at wages averaging at or above the Floyd County average. With this new announcement following on the heels of significant expansions in each of the last two years, I am excited about the potential for continued success and growth for our friends at Northwest Ordinance Distilling,” he added.

“We’re thrilled to be growing Northwest Ordinance Distilling yet again,” said James Hartman, plant general manager. “As Sazerac enters its next phase of growth, the Northwest Ordinance Distilling processing and bottling plant has the capacity and scalability that make it ideally positioned for investment and job creation to address production growth to meet demand.

“We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with the State of Indiana, the City of New Albany, and One Southern Indiana, and are excited to once again increase our manufacturing footprint and our workforce with steady, good-paying jobs, with wages at or above the Floyd County average.”

The company was approved for tax abatements, which will allow it to phase in its increased real and property taxes over time. The abatements offer the company an estimated savings of just over $4 million on real estate taxes over the next 10 years, and nearly $1.9 million in personal property taxes over the next 5 years, as approved by the New Albany City Council. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is working to finalize additional incentives to support the company’s continued growth in Indiana.

Northwest Ordinance Distilling is part of the Sazerac family, one of America’s oldest family-owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada.

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