The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced Wenzel Whiskey in Kenton County as the newest non-profit trade group distilling member that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.
“Wenzel is grateful for KDA’s dedication to ensuring Kentucky remains the one true home of Bourbon,” said Austin Dunbar, Wenzel Whiskey Partner. “In partnership with the KDA, we are excited to continue building on our company’s historic past and bring new opportunities to the Covington community.”
At 15 Tobacco Alley in Covington, Northern Kentucky, natives Dunbar, Tony Milburn, Todd McMurty and Nic Manning opened Wenzel Whiskey in 2022 and resurrected the historic company. Before Prohibition, the Wenzel Building was a rectifier for whiskey.
Wenzel Whiskey currently produces Wenzel’s Proprietors’ Blend, the first whiskey produced in Covington since Prohibition. Wenzel also has a Barrel Proof Rye, a blend of six and seven-year barrels of Indiana rye, and a Wheated #1 six-year-old barrel-proof expression.
Wenzel Whiskey also has acquired $3 million worth of distilling equipment and barrels of Bourbon from Savannah’s Ghost Coast Distillery, allowing Wenzel to accelerate and expand its production facilities sooner than expected.
“We are thrilled to begin producing our very own Kentucky Bourbons and to share them with the world,” Dunbar said.
Most of their blended offerings are made by the consumers themselves. “Wenzel guests can blend their own bottle just for the house or create a 100-bottle blend for their family or firm,” Dunbar said. “We offer an experience as unique as you want it to be.”