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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.,
July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock Town Distillery,
Arkansas' first legal distillery since prohibition, today announced the debut of its first whiskey, "Arkansas Young Bourbon Whiskey."
"Arkansas Young Bourbon Whiskey" was pot distilled from a mash of Arkansas Corn and Arkansas Wheat. Aged in 5 and 10 gallon new charred oak barrels at the distillery in
Little Rock, this is the first legal bourbon whiskey ever commercially produced in the great state of
Arkansas. It's called a "Young" bourbon whiskey because that's exactly what it is. It was aged between 3 and 6 months using 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."
Arkansas Young Bourbon Whiskey is handmade in very small batches and only about 114 cases were bottled of this first release, some of which will go to
Tennessee, as well as liquor stores and restaurants throughout
Arkansas Young Bourbon Whiskey is bottled at 92 proof (46% ABV), with a suggested retail of
Rock Town Distillery is distributed by Glazers of
Arkansas, Maxwell Street Trading in
Illinois, and United Liquors Corp in
ABOUT ROCK TOWN DISTILLERY
Rock Town Distillery is located in downtown
Little Rock at 1216 E 6th Street,
Little Rock, AR 72202 and is open for tours on Saturdays at
3pm; call 501.907.5244 for reservations. To download images for this press release or for more information please visit
SOURCE Rock Town Distillery