Rock Town Distillery, Arkansas' first legal distillery since prohibition, today announced the debut of its first product -- Arkansas Young Bourbon Whiskey.
The spirit was pot distilled from a mash of corn and wheat grown in Arkansas, then aged in 5- and 10-gallon new charred oak barrels at the distillery.
"Young" bourbon is a particularly accurate description since it was aged just three to six months. The distillers refere to their process as "accelerated maturation techniques that includes small barrels and temperature cycling."
"Bourbon has a great southern tradition," said distillery owner and head distiller Phil Brandon, "and we wanted to make our bourbon from native Arkansas grains and age the whiskey in small barrels coopered in Arkansas. It's the first Arkansas Bourbon."
About 114 cases of this first release were bottled, at 46% abv (92 proof). They will be sold in Arkansas, Tennessee and Illinois at a suggested retail price of $24.99 for a 375ml bottle.
Rock Town Distillery is distributed by Glazers of Arkansas, Maxwell Street Trading in Illinois, and United Liquors Corp in Memphis.
The distillery is located in downtown Little Rock at 1216 East 6th Street. Phone: (501) 907-5244.
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