Bluegrass Distillers to Release Second Batch of Blue Corn Bourbon

On Saturday, April 28th, 2018, Bluegrass Distillers will release a limited supply of Kentucky Blue Corn Bourbon at their distillery in Lexington, Kentucky. The second batch is no more than 260 bottles. Their first batch was released Labor Day weekend of 2017 and sold out in about a month.

To celebrate the release of this 2nd batch, Bluegrass Distillers will host the public for live bluegrass music, cocktails, free food, and a whole lot of Bourbon on Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The mash bill for the blue corn Bourbon started as an experiment with chemical engineering intern students from the University of Kentucky. Bluegrass Distillers took a chance on the blue corn mash recipe because the raw spirit, coined “blue dog” as opposed to “white dog”, had a subtle taste and floral nose for an un-aged spirit. In 2015, Bluegrass Distillers partnered with Gilkison Farm in Winchester, KY to grow the GMO free blue corn locally. The blue corn Bourbon whiskey is a Kentucky Proud product.

Bluegrass Distillers began distilling in 2013 with a first release of traditional rye-influenced bourbon in November of 2015. They joined the Kentucky Distillers Association in 2014 and were added to the Craft Bourbon Trail just last year.

Bluegrass Distillers offers tours and tastings Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To learn more about Bluegrass Distillers, visit their website at