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Bourbon Distilling: Low Wine

Bourbon Distilling: Low Wine
Whether distilling a bourbon mash in a pot still or column still, the product of the first distillation is generally called "low wine". The alcohol content and composition of low wine is significantly different whether using a pot still or a column still. In a pot still, the low wine will generally be around 40-50 proof. However in a column still, as seen here, the proof is usually substantially higher.

Balcones Distilling Visit and Tour

Balcones Distilling Visit Tour
We had the pleasure of visiting Balcones Distilling late last year. We spent an enjoyable few hours there, learning all about the distillery, tasting some great whisky and making some new friends. It's been a long time coming, but we finally have our full Balcones visit write up on BourbonObsessed.com in the Distillery Reviews section.

List of Licensed Kentucky Distilleries

Maker's Mark Distillery - List of Kentucky Distilleries
Here is a list of all the licensed Kentucky Distilleries as of January 2, 2022. This list includes all distilleries, regardless of whether they are producing moonshine, whiskey, clear spirits (vodka, gin), or a combination of any of these. Distilleries listed in red either may not exist or may no longer be open or otherwise functioning.

New Heaven Hill Distillery Rickhouse (Video)

Heaven Hill Distillery New Rickhouse
Anyone who has been to the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky lately has certainly noticed all the expansion going on. One of the first things people will see is the very large New Heaven Hill Distillery Rickhouse. On the opposite side of the street, the visitor center is being renovated and expanded, with the first phase now complete.

Southern Grace Distilleries Tour

Southern Grace Distilleries Tour - AKA Whiskey Prison
I have seen distilleries and breweries in repurposed banks, jails and even churches. However I have never seen an entire prison converted into a distillery! That's what they have done in Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina, at Southern Grace Distilleries, and it's really cool!

Limestone Branch Distillery Tour

Limestone Branch Distillery Tour
Last Friday we stopped by Limestone Branch Distillery. It had been a while since I was last there. The last time I had seen Stephen Fante, their Whiskey Ambassador Extraordinaire, he had told me that they had doubled their capacity, so I was eager to see what was going on. Limestone branch is a small operation, so by doubling their capacity they went from producing one barrel of whiskey a day to two, but that's still cool!

Barton 1792 Distillery Tour (Video)

Barton 1792 Distillery Tour
We recently visited the Barton 1792 Distillery. Like Buffalo Trace, this Sazarac owned distillery also does not charge for their tours, which is very cool. It's a great place to visit, and although they, like the Buffalo Trace Distillery, are not technically on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the Barton 1792 Distillery Tour should definitely be included in everyone's itinerary.

Bardstown Bourbon Company opens immersive Visitors Center Experience

Bardstown Bourbon Company Vistors Center Tasting Bar
Bardstown Bourbon Company opens immersive Visitors Center Experience BARDSTOWN, Ky., Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bardstown Bourbon Company, 1500 Parkway Drive, announces the opening of its new Visitors Center Experience, featuring attractions designed to complement locals, tourists, bourbon enthusiasts and novices alike. The expansive development includes curated tours, cocktail classes, exclusive tastings and multiple private event spaces. The new facility's aesthetic is a continuation of Bardstown Bourbon Company's modern bourbon experience with glass paneling, moss art walls and inviting open design.