Rabbit Hole Distilling Announces First Release of Bourbon and Rye Whiskey – American Whiskey News


Rabbit Hole Distilling Announces First Release of Bourbon and Rye Whiskey

The craft producer is releasing three whiskeys throughout Kentucky and Illinois

Louisville, Kentucky – October 20, 2016

Rabbit Hole Distilling announced today that their inaugural release is now available at restaurants and retail outlets throughout Kentucky and Illinois. The product line includes their signature Four Grain Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and a Straight Bourbon Finished in PX Sherry Casks.

Some consumers have already had an opportunity to sample the bourbon, which took home top honors at the Bourbon Mixer in August, being named “Fan Favorite” by the Whisky Chicks and Bourbon Brotherhood. The Beverage Tasting Institute recently awarded medals to each of the whiskeys, including a Gold Medal going to the Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey.

CEO and Founder Kaveh Zamanian, along with his wife Heather Bass, began Rabbit Hole in 2012 to pursue his vision to craft unique spirits, with a focus on Bourbon, America’s native spirit. “For us, Bourbon is more than just a drink. It is a symbol of individualism, self-sufficiency and living life to the fullest. I started Rabbit Hole with a singular mission to make exceptional spirits.”

The outfit recently celebrated the groundbreaking at the site of their distillery in NuLu with Mayor Greg Fischer and Colleen Thomas, Bourbon Ambassador for the Kentucky Distillers Association, as guests of honor. The distillery, located at 711 E. Jefferson Street in Louisville, is slated to open Fall 2017. Approximately $12.5 million is going into the project, which will house a distillery operation producing 20,000 barrels per year. It will also include multiple tasting rooms, a restaurant, gift shop, as well as a 160+ person event space. Tours will be offered daily.

Rabbit Hole Distilling chose NuLu as the site for their distillery in order to be a part of what Zamanian calls “the Southern vibrancy of Downtown Louisville.” Award- winning architect Doug Pierson (http://www.podand.com), well known for designing Louisville’s Green Building, conceived this project as a way to join Market Street to Jefferson Street by way of a public walkway and civic gathering space.

The distillery operation will be overseen by Master Distiller Cameron Talley, a veteran of Wild Turkey and Brown Forman. Other collaborators in the project include Larry Ebersold, former master distiller at Seagram’s and Pernod-Ricard, Dave Scheurich formerly at Brown-Forman, and Randy Allender from Jim Beam.

Other planned releases include a London Dry Gin Finished in Rye Barrels and a High Rye Bourbon.

Distribution in Kentucky is through Republic National Distributing Company (www.rndc-usa.com/) while Illinois distribution is being operated by Heritage Wine Cellars (www.heritagewinecellars.com/).

For more information, visit their website www.rabbitholedistilling.com/.

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