Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Barrels Rye, Plans Wheated Bourbon

Bourbon

February 2, 2015

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience barreled its first rye last week.

The downtown Louisville visitor’s attraction also serves as a small distillery with the capacity to fill one barrel a day. When the barrels are filled, the center’s parent company, Heaven Hill Brands, ships them to its Bardstown, Ky., warehouses.

I tasted the rye New Make, but a cold disrupted my keen tasting senses. So, sorry, no tasting notes.

The mash bill is 53% rye, 35% corn and 12% malted barley, a recipe unique to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. In addition to the traditional bourbon and rye, the EWBE is planning a wheated bourbon.

The first barrel of Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Rye.
The first barrel of Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Rye.

The company said it will bottle when the product meets taste expectations and limited quantities will only be sold in the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.

 

Fred Minnick is the author of Whiskey Women and Bourbon Curious

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