Horse taking over the course: Waitsboro Hills golf course to be site of bourbon distillery

SPEDA President and CEO Chris Girdler said he is excited about the potential the distillery brings to the Waitsboro Hills property.

“The Horse Soldier Bourbon team is an amazing addition to our community and the entire Lake Cumberland region,” Girdler said. “We are so grateful they chose Somerset and Pulaski County. The community will be astounded by the grand plans Horse Soldier has for this magnificent piece of property that will rival any Kentucky horse farm and have the added bonus of overlooking beautiful Lake Cumberland.”

Horse Soldier Bourbon founder John Koko said Waitsboro Hills offers the perfect mix of familiarity and productivity.

“We understand both the importance of building a good team and the value of finding a place to call home – for us, this move represents both,” Koko said. “From the mountains of Afghanistan to the rolling hills of Kentucky, there’s one thing we’ve seen time and time again – you’re only as good as the company you keep. We look forward to dutifully working with the men and women of Somerset and Pulaski County – not only in the production of our award-winning bourbon, but also in the design and development of a world-class experiential distillery that everyone can be proud of.”