LOUISVILLE, KY – On September 27, Flavorman, a beverage development company, opened a ceremony at the site of its new facility expansion at 809 South 8th Street in Louisville, KY. When completed, the project will bring 30 new jobs to downtown Louisville and will continue to serve as a catalyst to attract global businesses to the heart of Kentucky’s largest city.

Officials in attendance included Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman, Mayor Greg Fischer and Shalanna Taylor, legislative assistant to Metro Council President David James, who spoke about the significance of the development impact on the surrounding community and Greater Louisville .

“With over 125 agri-food companies located in the region, businesses can take products from concept to consumer in one place – Louisville, KY – and Flavorman is a key player in this ecosystem. Whether a company wants to find the right balance of flavors to attract consumers, or someone wants to learn more about the art of distillation, Flavorman is where they turn, ”said Mayor Greg Fischer .

The project represents an investment of $ 8.5 million to expand Flavorman’s state-of-the-art “Beverage Campus” and better meet demand for their personalized beverage development services. Designed by Frankfort-based G. Scott & Associates (GSA) and contracted by Cardinal Industries, the addition will cover 28,000 square feet and connect to the company’s main laboratory. When completed, it will increase production capacity, expanding Flavorman’s mixing, bottling / canning, processing and bulk storage operations.


“Kentucky’s economy continues to grow, and our state’s food, beverage and agricultural technology sector is a critical part of that growth,” said Governor Andy Beshear. “This expansion of Flavorman will not only allow the company to take its business to the next level, but will also create quality employment opportunities for residents of the Louisville area while encouraging innovation within the industries of Commonwealth Food, Beverages and Spirits. I want to thank the leaders of this local Kentucky company for strengthening their commitment to our state and our talented workforce. “

The project is the latest in a series of expansions at Flavorman over the past few years as the company continues to experience exponential growth. In 2006, the company rehabilitated the existing 24,000 square foot building at 809 South 8th Street, believing it would be more space than it could ever use. Six years later, the company purchased a neighboring building to create the country’s first educational distillery, Moonshine University. In 2018, the company added offices at 827 South 8th Street.

Flavorman Logo Horizontal TransparentTogether, Flavorman and Moonshine University form a world-class ‘Beverage Campus’ which houses a fully equipped educational distillery, a state-of-the-art classroom, a production facility with a custom bottling line, a vast sensory library and a beverage innovation laboratory. Flavorman has developed more than 70,000 beverage formulations for brands around the world, while Moonshine University has run hands-on classes for students from 50 states and 44 countries.

“This expansion is an incredible opportunity for our city,” says David Dafoe, Founder and CEO of Flavorman. “When I started Flavorman almost 30 years ago, I did it out of a passion for the profession. I am proud of the role Flavorman and Moonshine University continue to play in making Louisville the epicenter of not just Bourbon, but the beverage industry in general.

Construction of the next campus addition is expected to be completed in fall 2022.

Founded by David Dafoe in 1992, Flavorman is a custom drink development company based in Louisville, KY. Unlike “flavor houses” who manufacture ready-to-use “in-stock” formulations, Flavorman helps customers large and small to bring personalized products to market, from concept to production planning and development. Quality Control. Since 2021, Flavorman has created 70,000 unique drink formulations for brands such as Crispin Hard Cider, Formula O2, Jones Soda, Chiquita, Joia Spirit Craft Cocktails, Go Fast Energy, and more. Visit flavorman.com.


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