Since the Bluegrass is where we all live, the adventure and challenge of making small batch craft bourbon made sense.
Lexington, KY (PRWEB) October 22, 2015
Step aside Pappy Van Winkle, there's a new Bourbon in town. The Bluegrass Distillers Grand Opening is happening Saturday, November 7th from 7-9pm, at the tasting and production rooms located at 501 West Sixth Street, Lexington, KY 40508.
Hardworking hands have been stirring sour mash of local and organic ingredients of the Bluegrass, albeit with an oar, to create this classic and bold blend of small batch craft Bourbon. The three founders, Nathan Brown, Sam Rock, and Matt Montgomery are all entrepreneurs in their own right who have growing businesses outside of the Bluegrass Distillers undertaking, and who saw a great opportunity for another endeavor. It all started in the spring of 2012 when they realized making small batch bourbon was a great way to use the local ingredients of Kentucky to make a Kentucky proud product. “A few years ago, we started to think about getting into a business making a more artistic and tangible product, you know, to actually craft or create something special, something hand made, something that people can enjoy and talk about with their friends and family,” says Nathan Brown, "Since the Bluegrass is where we all live, the adventure and challenge of making small batch craft bourbon made sense.” Well it has certainly been every bit of an adventure thus far. After attending distillery school in Denver, CO, securing a copper still in Portugal, finding the perfect space for production and tasting rooms at the old bread factory downtown Lexington, and cutting through all the red tape, they were ready to begin the bourbon making journey.
One might think making bourbon is a simple task, but au contraire mon fraré. It has been an arduous process of trial and error for Bluegrass Distillers to perfect the blend. At one point along the way a yeast consultant identified a wild yeast that was tripping up distillation. A huge boost came from the partnership with the University of Kentucky Department of Engineering whose students who used their training to find just the right combinations of ingredients and distilling environment. It has been years in the making, but the final product and your chance to taste it is here.
Come on down to West Sixth street on November 7th for the grand opening for a tasting and tour of the bourbon making process. The tours will be held in the production area at 7:30 and 8:30. You’ll also have a chance to purchase bottles of the very first batches that have been aging in charred oak barrels. We hope to see you there.