The new owner of Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (LDI) is MGP Ingredients, Inc., of Atchison, Kansas. Their press release is here and my blog post about it is here.
MGP, which stands for Midwest Grain Products, is a big and well-respected grain neutral spirits (GNS) producer. They have a big GNS distillery in Pekin, Illinois, near Peoria.
Since MGP is already in the business of selling bulk GNS to beverage alcohol companies, this is probably good news for everybody who buys whiskey from LDI. Because MGP is a public company, there probably will be a lot more transparency going forward, which is also good news.
MGP is only buying the distillery, not the nearby bottling plant. No mention was made of who's getting the Rushville Grain Division.