Photos Courtesy of Jefferson’s Bourbon and Business Wire
Bardstown Bourbon Company announced today that Castle Brands Inc., the maker of Jefferson’s Bourbon, has joined BBCo’s Collaborative Distilling Program. Castle Brands will work together with BBCo to produce custom Bourbon and whiskey for the Jefferson’s Bourbon portfolio. BBCo and Jefferson’s will begin their first distillation this year.
Through BBCo’s distilling program, Castle Brands will work with Bourbon Hall of Fame Master Distiller Steve Nally and BBCo’s distilling team, led by Executive Director of Distilling Operations, John Hargrove, to produce its small-batch bourbons and whiskeys for many years to come.
“We know that Bardstown’s experienced distilling team will provide the continuity needed to produce the consistent taste profile that our discerning Jefferson’s consumers have come to expect,” said John Glover, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Castle Brands.
“We are so proud to work with the Jefferson’s Bourbon team and help them create some of the finest products in the world,” said David Mandell, CEO of Bardstown Bourbon Company. “Jefferson’s Bourbons and whiskeys are not only exceptional, but they are also innovative and extremely creative, which makes them a perfect fit for our Collaborative Distilling Program.” Jefferson’s recent creative endeavors notably include Jefferson’s Journey, a whiskey aged at sea in the most traditional way imaginable – shipped down the Mississippi River and up the east coast to New York.
Due to the success of its sold out Collaborative Distilling Program, BBCo recently broke ground on a distillery expansion project. The distillery’s current 3 million proof gallon capacity will be expanded to 6 million proof gallons by June 2018. Read more about the expansion here.