Winter is over, bourbon fans! The date is set for the preview and sneak peek of the long-awaited release of the 5 ½ -year Boone County Distilling Pot Still Bourbon—the first whiskey legally made in Boone County in 121 years.
Boone County Distilling began operations in (you guessed it) Boone County, Kentucky in 2015 — once home to the prodigious and storied Petersburg Distillery from whence BCD gets its brand. Just in time for Halloween, the Boone County Distilling Pot Still Bourbon, carefully “Made by Ghosts” as their tagline indicates, will be soft launched in Northern Kentucky for a select mash up of bourbon fans.
Boone County Pot Still Tastings at Smoke Justis and Wiseguy Lounge in Covington, Ky.
First up for the Pot Still Preview circuit is Smoke Justis in Covington, KY. On October 13th in the Bourbon Lounge at Smoke Justis, Boone County Distilling will be on hand launching their inaugural distillery release with $25 dollar flights including their Small Batch Bourbon, Small Batch Rye Whiskey, the new Smoke Justis Boone County Distilling Single Barrel pick and the new Pot Still release. There will also be a limited amount of the Pot Still release available for bottle purchase. The event is free to attend and open to the public from 5-10 p.m.
One day later, on October 14th at Wiseguy Lounge above Goodfellas Pizza in Covington, Boone County Distilling will again preview the new Pot Still during another tasting event from 5 – 8pm. The event will also feature specially priced flights of Boone County Distilling’s Small Batch Bourbon, Small Batch Rye Whiskey, Bourbon Cream, and the new product with limited bottle sales available as well.
More Boone County Distilling Events
Bourbon fans will also have a special chance to catch a commemorative bottle in November as the distillery rolls out its first “Honor Bottle” celebrating military veterans. This special Boone County Small Batch Bourbon features a unique camouflage label and includes $5 of every bottle sale going to the local Honor Run happening on November 14th in Florence, Ky. The Honor Run half marathon is special race celebrating those who have served their country and supporting Honor Flight Operation out of CVG International Airport. Supplies will be limited and only available in the gift shop.
The full release of Boone County Distilling’s new product, the 5 1/2-year-old Pot Still Bourbon, ramps up later this fall so keep your eyes peeled at local NKY bars and restaurants for this soon to be favorite. Tasting notes for the new Pot Still Bourbon state a whiskey profile with “sweet oak that has been toasted and charred with thin vanilla wafer notes and splashes of citrus”.