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Louisville Milling and Bagging Facility

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On Wednesday, September 25th, Consolidated Grain and Barge and Brooks Grain hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of their joint milling and bagging facility in Louisville, Kentucky.   Representatives from both CGB and Brooks Grain, members of the design and construction teams, local government officials, and several craft distillery customers attended the celebration.  During the ceremony, a representative of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, proclaimed September 25th “CGB Day” in Kentucky to show appreciation for CGB’s community involvement and economic contributions. 

The facility commissioned in February 2019 and is now serving the regional craft distilling market by offering pre-ground and whole grain for small-scale distillers.  Customers have the option of purchasing milled or whole grain in 50 pound bags or 2,000 pound totes.  Standard offerings include yellow corn, rye, wheat, and distiller’s malted barley with specialty grains or custom bagging available upon request.   

While Brooks and CGB used to manage the business utilizing a third party mill, bringing the milling and bagging in house has many advantages for both the company and the local distilling market.  The state-of-the-art Sangati roller mill offers higher capacity in terms of tonnage per hour and prevents the grain from being heated in the milling process, thereby preserving the quality.  The mill was also built with flexibility in mind.  It is fully adjustable to allow for the grinding of a number of different grains and different granulations.  The operation is also conveniently located right in the heart of Bourbon Country.  The new expansion sits adjacent to the Louisville 15th Street elevator. 

Further questions about the milling and bagging facility or about the craft distilling business can be directed to Victoria Doughty Victoria.doughty@brooksgrain.com

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