Brown Water Spirits LLC, the maker of the O.H. Ingram River Aged series, announced that thanks to the growing demand for its unique, river-aged whiskeys, it has doubled its operations and moved to a larger facility in Columbus, KY.
The expansion includes a second floating barrelhouse, bringing the total aging capacity to just over 6,000 barrels. The new location can also accommodate more than 15 additional floating barrelhouses. Columbus is directly downriver from Wickliffe, where the Mississippi River runs wild and deep and can easily see 50 feet of water level fluctuation in a season.
“Wickliffe was an amazing place to begin our journey, and it will always hold a special place in our hearts, but we outgrew our footprint there,” said Founder Hank Ingram. “Since launching in the fall of 2020, we’ve seen remarkable growth. Expanding operations and moving to a larger location is necessary to keep up with the market. 2023 will be a big year for O.H. Ingram, so stay tuned for more exciting developments coming soon.”
Ingram River Aged’s new operations are located beside the gorgeous Columbus-Belmont State Park, a 156-acre gem with a remarkable Civil War history that is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The decision to invest so heavily in a small town in rural western Kentucky continues Ingram River Aged’s unique place within the industry – Columbus’ population in 2020 was just 140 people.
Inside the only floating barrelhouses in the world, barrels of O.H. Ingram River Aged whiskey spend their years exposed to the climate and constant motion of the Mississippi River. This unique aging environment combines heritage with innovation. The river’s motion ensures that the whiskey never stops working, creating an extraordinary spirit with robust flavor. We call it Mellowed on the Mississippi. You can see full details about the unique aging here.