Largest Bourbon Barrel Flag Unveiled

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Jeptha Creed Distillery and Cruise Custom Flags will unveil the largest bourbon barrel American flag ever made! The flag is to be unveiled at Jeptha Creed Distillery on June 14, 2023, which is Flag Day. Coincidentally, it also just happens to be National Bourbon Day, making it even more appropriate. Read on to learn more about the flag and how Jeptha Creed Distillery and Cruise Customs support veterans.

The Largest American Flag Constructed From Veteran Signed Red, White, and Blue Corn Bourbon Barrels

Jeptha Creed Distillery and Cruise Customs Flags Collab To Be Unveiled On June 14th
Jeptha Creed Distillery Opened Their Doors On Veterans Day 2016

PRESS RELEASE: (Shelbyville, KY) Jeptha Creed Distillery opened its doors to the public on November 11th, 2016. Serendipitously, their grand opening coincided with Veterans Day. In honor of this shared date, Jeptha Creed provides visiting Veterans and active military the opportunity to sign their name on an aging barrel of red, white, and blue corn bourbon. After these barrels age for at least 4 years – they are dumped, bottled, and placed in the gift shop for purchase. A portion of every purchase is donated to a local Veteran organization that directly assists Veterans. Jeptha Creed released their first batch of this bourbon last year and recognized that the used barrels provided another opportunity to honor Veterans. To accomplish this, Jeptha Creed has partnered with local Veteran-owned-and-operated business, Cruise Customs Flags, to repurpose the barrels into the largest bourbon barrel American flag ever made.

Signing Red, White & Blue Bourbon Barrels at Jeptha Creed
Signing Red, White & Blue Bourbon Barrels at Jeptha Creed
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Chris Cruise Was One Of The First To Sign A Barrel

Chris Cruise, owner of Cruise Customs, was one of the first individuals to sign a red, white, and blue bourbon barrel in 2017 when he was just starting the company. His company specializes in custom flags produced from repurposed bourbon barrels. Six years after signing an early Jeptha Creed barrel, his company is crafting this large flag including the actual barrel he signed. This flag will be the biggest American flag ever constructed from bourbon barrels. Cruise takes pride in this opportunity, saying, “it really feels like it’s coming full circle; that we are producing the largest flag ever made from bourbon barrels and it will include a barrel I signed.”

The flag will be comprised of several signed barrels and will have shelves to display challenge coins gifted to the Nethery family by various government officials and Veterans that have visited. Once completed, Jeptha Creed will be displaying the massive American tribute in their visitor’s center. In addition to the large showpiece, Cruise plans to make several smaller ‘Lieutenant flags’ from the signed barrels, which will be available for purchase in the Jeptha Creed gift shop.

Largest Bourbon Barrel Flag and Red, White & Blue Bourbon
Jeptha Creed’s Red, White & Blue Bourbon and the Largest Bourbon Barrel American Flag
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Largest Bourbon Barrel American Flag To Be Unveiled on Flag Day / National Bourbon Day

Jeptha Creed and Cruise Customs plan to unveil the flag on June 14th, which is both Flag Day and National Bourbon Day, by reverently displaying it at Jeptha Creed Distillery.

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The Details – Largest Bourbon Barrel American Flag Unveiling

WHO: Jeptha Creed Distillery & Cruise Customs

WHAT: Largest American Flag Made from Bourbon Barrels

WHERE: Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville, KY 40065

WHEN: Flag Day & National Bourbon Day, June 14th 2023


Joyce Nethery, Co-Owner and Master Distiller, Jeptha Creed 
Autumn Nethery, Co-Owner and Sales Director, Jeptha Creed
Chris Cruise, Owner, Cruise Customs
Availability: 8am – 10am and 12pm – 4pm

Would you like to learn more about Jeptha Creed’s Bourbons? Read our Jeptha Creed Red White & Blue Bourbon Review, our Jeptha Creed Four Grain Bourbon Review and our Jeptha Creed Bottled In Bond Rye Bourbon Review!

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About Jeptha Creed Distillery

Jeptha Creed Distillery uses old fashioned methods to meet today’s demanding modern tastes. They use only the finest ingredients, locally grown and sourced to ensure their products meet the highest expectations for quality and flavor. Owned and operated by mother-and-daughter duo Joyce and Autumn Nethery, Jeptha Creed sits on 64 acres of farmland, where they grow some of the Bloody Butcher Corn used in all their products, including vodka, moonshine, brandy, and bourbon.

About Cruise Customs

Cruise Customs Flags began with a passion for the American flag & all that it symbolizes. US Military veteran & Co-Owner, Chris Cruise, understands well the value of patriotism. Seeking a meaningful way to express that, Chris & his wife, Amber, started producing hand-crafted American flags. Each flag is hand-crafted by veterans from the military. Using repurposed Kentucky bourbon barrels, no two flags look exactly alike & are thoughtfully made to capture each customer’s personal story of patriotism. In short we find new purpose for veterans and bourbon barrels

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