Rock Town Distillery is excited to announce the release of its new bourbon line: The Column Still Collection. This unique collection resulted from Rock Town Distillery and Bardstown Bourbon Company collaboration. Arkansas grains were combined with Rock Town’s award-winning recipe to produce three bourbons.
In March 2020, Rock Town’s Founder and Head Distiller, Phil Brandon, embarked on a trip to bourbon country in Kentucky to find a way to make more bourbon to meet the growing demand for Rock Town spirits. He discovered the Collaborative Distilling Program offered by Bardstown Bourbon Company and realized he could use his bourbon recipe and Arkansas-grown grains to produce quality bourbon.
Working with our grain partners at Stratton Seed from Stuttgart, Arkansas, 180,000 lbs. of Arkansas-grown corn and wheat were trucked 500 miles to Bardstown, Kentucky. And so, the adventure began: making Arkansas bourbon in the heart of Kentucky.
The first cook was started on March 12th, 2020, and after cooking and fermenting, the team used the column stills at Bardstown to distill the white dog, which was then cut to 110 proof before filling new charred oak barrels from Kelvin Cooperage and Gibbs Brothers Cooperage. The bourbon was then aged in Little Rock at Rock Town Distillery’s downtown barrelhouse.
The Rock Town Column Still Collection invites bourbon enthusiasts to journey through our brand’s special product line of expertly distilled, aged and creatively finished bourbons. Each bottle represents the culmination of our passion and dedication to the art of bourbon making:
- Toasted French Oak Barrel Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Single Barrel Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey
The Rock Town Column Still Collection will be available starting on April 15th, 2023, and we can’t wait for bourbon lovers to try it.+
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