Featured Bourbon Distilleries
Bourbon Whiskey is a distinctly American product that has been produced in this country since the eighteenth century. Bourbon can be made in any U.S. state but the vast majority of it hails from Kentucky and can claim to be world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon. The site of the Green River Distillery has housed distilleries for nearly 130 years. The original Green River Distillery, built-in 1885, was the first in Owensboro and a major producer of Kentucky Bourbon for over 30 years. In 1918 the entire distillery burned to the ground. It was rebuilt in 1936 after prohibition, and most of the buildings on our grounds today date back to the late 1930s. In 1940 it was purchased by the Medley family and continued to produce significant quantities of Bourbon as the Charles Medley Distillers Kentucky until 1993. Here is a random sampling of just some of the bourbon brands that have been made on the site of our distillery. Some of these brands have moved on to different distilleries over time and some are no longer in production: Green River Ezra Brooks Mellow Corn Medley Brothers Kentucky Beau Old Medley Five Brothers
Boundary Oak Distillery is nestled in the knobs of central Kentucky. With its beautiful woods, waterfall, and natural limestone spring the land was clearly meant to be home to one of Kentucky’s great bourbon distilleries. However, because of prohibition bourbon enthusiasts have been robbed of this asset for nearly a century. In fact, the land has most recently been known as a manufacturing plant that closed in 2009. Fortunate for us, Master Distiller Brent Goodin had a vision for something more. You see, the Goodin Family has been a part of Kentucky for over 200 years. Brent’s ancestor Samuel Goodin established Goodin Fort at the site of old Boston, which ultimately became Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World ™. Add to this Brent’s grandmother and uncle’s years of hard work in the bourbon industry and it’s no wonder how Brent could see a distillery on this land. After months of research, paperwork, preparation, and an investment of nearly 1 million dollars, Boundary Oak Distillery received its licensure. On October 18, 2013, the first legal production of liquor in Hardin County, Kentucky since prohibition began. Our Kentucky Moonshine 101 proof, Kentucky Moonshine 121 proof, and Kentucky Amber are now available at […]
FROM THE HEART OF THE CHIHUAHUAN DESERT, DRY POINT DISTILLERS HONORS THE ARID PEAKS BORDERING OUR LUSH RIVER VALLEY. BRINGING YOU CLASSIC FLAVORS WITH A LOCAL TWIST IN OUR FINE HANDCRAFTED SPIRITS AND COCKTAILS SERVED AT OUR MESILLA COCKTAIL BAR. DRY SPELL BOURBON WHISKEY This premium Bourbon whiskey is a fantastic addition to our collection of fine spirits. Hand-selected by us for its complexity and drinkability, this tasty Bourbon has earned its place on our shelves and behind our bar. Enjoy it mixed, on the rocks, or simply sip it neat.
David Meier, the owner of Glenns Creek Distilling, has always had a love for where things are made, how they are made, and the level of craftsmanship that went into their making. This love of creation was one of the driving forces behind his career in manufacturing and yearning to create something of his own. He happened upon the Old Crow Distillery. Seeing the exorbitant level of craftsmanship that went into the old buildings and seeing the state that they were in after being abandoned for 30 years brought up a mix of sadness for the current state and intrigue for what it must have been like in its prime. David started to research the history of The Old Crow Distillery to get a better feel of what role the old distillery played in the bourbon industry and Kentucky. He recreated a new bourbon produced in the style of Dr. Crow; something that Dr. Crow would drink and approve of. The road ahead to restore and preserve these great buildings is a long one, but one that everybody at the distillery is willing to undertake. 3501 McCracken Pike, Frankfort, KY 40601
Soldier Valley Spirits originated from a desire to celebrate and honor U.S. veterans, both those in our own families as well as all veterans who have served our great nation. We at Soldier Valley Spirits are thankful for the liberty and freedom we enjoy every day. Our company follows the core values of faith, family, and service to the country. Family is the foundation of our business. It not only encompasses the familial ties established through blood and marriage, but it also represents supporting each other by working together to create the best products possible. Originally launching as Patriarch Distillers before branding as Soldier Valley Spirits, our name Patriarch embodies the vision of our company’s commitment to family. Patriarch is a term that means head of the family. Our company name honors our Midwest parents and grandparents who have always put faith, family, and country before all things.
ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC In 2008, Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic, right here in the Heart of Texas. It all started in an old welding shop under a bridge in Waco. For the next year, we replaced the roofing, knocked out walls, laid brick, cut pipes, installed copper pot stills from Portugal, and shoehorned a whisky distillery inside that quaint building. Proud of what we had accomplished on our own, we began distilling in 2009.
Wyoming Whiskey makes bourbon in small batches at our distillery in Kirby, Wyoming. From day one, every drop of Wyoming Whiskey was made in Kirby and aged in one of our six rick houses. That’s not true of every whiskey you run into. We don’t pass judgment, but it means a lot to us and we hope it means something to you. Double Cask Bourbon Whiskey Whiskey gets its color and character from the cask in which it ages and matures. This Double Cask whiskey goes through the process twice. The first five years of maturation in a new charred oak barrel make it a bourbon. That bourbon then experiences secondary maturation in decades-old casks seasoned by Pedro Ximenez sherry that adds a touch of sweetness and yields a smooth and impressively complex spirit. TASTING NOTES COLOR: copper to mahogany NOSE: autumnal notes of dried apricot, mission fig, and dried date PALATE: stewed prune and black raisin, with hints of candied orange peel; vanilla buttercream and toffee underneath MOUTHFEEL: rich, sticky cinnamon roll with raisins and spice FINISH: dark dried fruit, followed by warming brown baking spices
WELCOME TO NEW YORK’S URBAN FARM DISTILLERY Since 1922 my family has provided some of the finest men’s suit buttons available. For four generations these buttons have closed suits worn by Presidents, Popes, Kings, and Businessmen the world over. From a young age I went to work in my grandfather’s factory, but it was clear I was meant for a different path. I broke tradition and decided to make whiskey. The lessons I learned in his factory as a kid still guide me to this day; work hard, work with your hands, make your product the best on the market, and you can’t cheat time. My distillery pays homage to my grandfather and the world he knew – where real men worked hard and drank real pot-distilled whiskey. People always ask me if it was a hard decision to start my own company. And for me it wasn’t one decision, it was a series of them. It was a driving desire to strike out on my own; to make my mark on the world. My interest in distilled spirits grew over the years and when the chance to learn the trade came along, I jumped at it. When it came time […]
As a small and American family-owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery balances time-honored traditions with innovation and creativity to produce hand-crafted spirits. Distilled from the finest ingredients, the premium products created at A Smith Bowman Distillery honor the legacy and groundbreaking spirit of Virginia’s pioneers.
Kentucky Artisan Distillery is a very unique place in the distillery world. KAD is a contract distiller and bottler and currently serves as the home for Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon. Serving as the home for Jefferson’s Bourbon means that a large amount of the brand’s distilling, bottling, and aging happens onsite. KAD also works with Jefferson’s to help many of their innovative products become realities. Visit our ‘Brands’ page to learn more about this relationship. Kentucky Artisan Distillery is one of the few distilleries that produce bourbon and spirits literally from the roots to the bottle, all by hand. We contract to grow our grains on 700 acres neighboring our distillery at Waldeck Farm. Our distillery is completely run by our distillers, not a computer. And every bottle that goes down our bottling line is touched by several sets of hands.
Inspired by our city’s rich distilling history, Chattanooga Whiskey was founded in 2011 with a mission to bring back “Whiskey to the People.” Following the success of our community-powered Vote Whiskey campaign, we eventually became the first distillery in Chattanooga in over a century. In 2015, we began the patient process of crafting our malt-forward style of straight bourbon whiskey we call Tennessee High Malt. After 8 years in the making, our Tennessee High Malt was released in August 2019, marking a new era in our company history with a whiskey that celebrates the future as much as the history that got us here today. Opened in March 2015 and located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, our Experimental Distillery is the first distillery to craft whiskey in Chattanooga in over 100 years. With over 100 different barrels maturing in the aging cellar, every visit to the Experimental Distillery is an exploration of the past, present and future of hand-crafted bourbon. Stop by for a tour and tasting and to check out our latest releases.
Bourbon was born right here in the heart of Kentucky. Steeped in charred oak barrels in the ideal climate of Kentucky’s hot summers and snowy winters; the tradition carries on today, almost entirely unchanged. In 2012, Steve Thompson, Chris Miller and Mike Loring came together with an idea to create a place for people to come and ‘bottle their dreams’ in the old Crestwood, Kentucky Ice Cream Distributors, Inc. building. Steve’s many years of experience in the spirits industry played a big role in the inspiration and power behind the Kentucky Artisan Distillery concept. It would be the first contract distillery in Kentucky, and the only production sized farm-to-bottle distillery capable of distilling as little as one barrel for a special occasion on up to over 1,800 barrels a year for partners like Jefferson’s Reserve. They would do this using only pot stills, and running the distillery by hand. As bourbon has gained popularity in recent years, things have changed a little bit. The Jefferson’s brand has grown, and has adopted Kentucky Artisan Distillery as its official home. We take great pride in being the home to this innovative brand, which still stays true to the rich heritage and tradition […]
Wilderness Trail Distillery has a pioneering spirit here at Wilderness Trail Distillery, just like the settlers who followed the path Daniel Boone blazed into Central Kentucky. In keeping with our location in the birthplace of Kentucky, we like blending old traditions with the science of making Bourbon and other fine spirits. After years of working with distilleries around the world to provide advice and fermentation products, we launched our premium craft distillery in 2012 with a focus on making the highest quality Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Vodka, and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Rum. Our founders Shane Baker and Pat Heist are fermentation experts with more than 20 years of experience in the production of alcohol and some of the best brands on the market today. Our specialty is making unique spirits from locally-grown grains to ensure quality and adding a healthy dose of science in the process. Come see what we mean by visiting Wilderness Trail Distillery.
THE NEW FRONTIER In 1987, Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr., fulfilled a lifelong dream of reviving an old family bourbon recipe by starting the Bulleit Distilling Company. Inspired by his great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit, who made a high-rye whiskey between 1830-1860, Tom left a successful law practice and risked everything to experience life on the frontier. Today, we’re not the only ones who are glad he did. A WHISKEY NEARLY LOST FOREVER A tavern keeper in 1830s Louisville, Kentucky, Augustus Bulleit was dedicated to a single goal: the creation of a bourbon unique in flavor. After experimenting with countless varieties, he finally came upon a bourbon with the character he had long sought after. One fateful day, while transporting his barrels of bourbon from Kentucky to New Orleans, Augustus Bulleit vanished. What happened is still unknown, and his creation nearly disappeared into history along with him. A LEGEND TODAY To this day, Bulleit™ Bourbon is distilled and aged in the Bulleit family tradition. High rye content gives it a bold, spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish. Kentucky limestone-filtered water provides a foundation for the bourbon’s character, while charred American oak barrels lend a smoky backbone. Our aging philosophy is simple: […]
The Old Nick Williams Company, Inc., first established in 1768, was once known as one of the most revered brands of whiskey distillers in the United States. The Eighteenth Amendment in 1919 and subsequent prohibition forced the distillery to temporarily close. As heirs to this amazing legacy, we have brought back the legend of our ancestors and dedicated ourselves to living up to the quality and craftsmanship that once made our family’s whiskey famous around the world. CAROLINA BOURBON WHISKEY We’ve taken the wonderful flavors and aromas of the Carolina Whiskey up a notch by barrel aging it for approximately 18 months. Our Carolina Bourbon is a complex wheated Bourbon with notes of caramel, butterscotch, and toasted oak. Bottled at 92 proof, this bourbon finishes off smooth and warm to please a variety of palates. Our bourbon won double gold at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition.
Filibuster was founded in Washington D.C., just a few blocks from Capitol Hill, so naturally spirited conversation is in our blood. Our innovative approach to blending and finishing reflects our homage to freedom of expression – the essence of what makes this great land we call home so special. Dual Cask Straight Bourbon Filibuster Dual Cask Straight Bourbon Whiskey pushes traditional bourbon aging methods to a new level through its dual cask process. Finished in French Oak barrels, this bourbon enhances the caramel and vanilla nuances as well as adds complexity to the overall taste. TASTING NOTES Age: 3 to 4years Proof: 90 Color: Deep Amber Aroma: Red and black fruit notes are integrated with vanilla, spice and caramel Taste: Caramel, vanilla and cocoa carry through from entry to exit with a flash of heat on the end. Spicy notes of tobacco and toasted oak notes linger Finish: Elegant, slightly dry, and very long Sipping Suggestion: Best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or as a base to a cocktail Single Estate Single Barrel Bourbon Filibuster Single Estate Bourbon is one of the finest whiskeys from our distillery released to date. This special, 2019 limited-edition release was created from one farm, […]
ASCENDANT SPIRITS is the first distillery to open in Santa Barbara County since Prohibition. Proud to be part of the American distilling revival, we are deeply committed to using the finest American grains and the best fresh, organic, local fruit in our products. We are making great Bourbon, Vodka, Moonshine, Gin, Single Malt Whisky, and Rye. Come by and visit us for a tasting and tour. We’d love to show you what we do.
MINIONS GIN 80 PROOF | 40% ALC BY VOL MINIONS Gin has quickly developed a cult-like following. Light and approachable with layers of citrus and berries as a forefront to a juniper background. Over 20 hand selected aromatic ingredients are meticulously vapor infused in micro batches. Uniquely versatile in a variety of cocktails. MINIONS Gin has converted many non-gin consumers into fans. Excellent as a substitute for vodka. Try it with ginger ale in the flagship cocktail MINIONS Mule. MINIONS BARREL RESERVE GIN 90 PROOF | 45% ALC BY VOL. Prior to prohibition, gin was often transported in used whiskey barrels. MINIONS Barrel Reserve Gin is finished in used CROOKED FURROW Bourbon barrels that provides a depth of character with a whiskey flair. Try this gin in your next Old-Fashioned cocktail. MINIONS OLD TOM GIN 90 PROOF | 45% ALC BY VOL Minions Old Tom is a unique revival of a style prevalent during the 1800’s, and until prohibition. More than a dozen botanicals both macerated and infused by distillation before finishing in used whiskey barrels. A great throwback to any pre-prohibition cocktail including the original Tom Collins. MINIONS VÄN SKAP AQUAVIT 80 PROOF | 40% ALC BY VOL MINIONS […]
The Breckenridge Distillery is the “World’s Highest Distillery”. Founded in 2008, the Breckenridge Distillery is most widely known for its blended bourbon whiskey, a high-rye mash American-style whiskey. Breckenridge Bourbon is one of the most highly awarded crafted bourbons; 4x winner of Best American Blended (2016, 17, 18, and 2019) from the World Whiskies Awards and Bourbon of the Year in 2011 at the Int’l Wine & Spirits Competition, and 2019 Colorado Distillery of the Year at the New York Int’l Spirits Competition. In 2018, Breckenridge Distillery won the coveted Icons of Whisky for Brand Innovator of the Year. Since coming online in 2008 and releasing its first vodka and bourbon three years later, Breckenridge Distillery has quickly become an award-winning producer of fine spirits, being designated one of the top three bourbons in the U.S. How it all came to be, however, stems from a mix of just the right ingredients, a hint of luck and a deep love for quality whiskey.