(MAY 20, 2021 -- LOUISVILLE, KY)— In Louisville, where 1/3 of the world’s Bourbon is made, a new small batch release hits the market this week. With a nod to the deep roots of the bourbon industry, Uncle Boojie’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey has announced a new-to-market, extremely limited bourbon release of 700 jugs of 13-year-old bourbon using the family’s 200-year-old secret mash recipe crafted and distilled at Buzzard’s Roost in the mountains of old “Kentucke.” According to proprietor Steve Smith, “Uncle Boojie’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a project built on the fiery passion of my ancestors. Their 'by any means' way of life fueled every decision in crafting this first ‘legal’ run of artisan fire water.”
Smith continues, “My family story begins as my sixth great-grandfather, Scotch-Irish by birth, arrived in “Kentucke” in 1774 with some of the greatest frontiersmen who ever lived. Men like Daniel Boone, James Harrod, George Rogers Clark and Sam Pottinger. In a constant fight with their fellow man over the essentials of survival, land and resources, each respectively traveled along the Appalachian Mountains and through the Cumberland Gap to cut the Wilderness Trail. My grandfather helped build Fort Harrod and unknowingly created the foundation of Kentucky as we know it today. As my grandfather made his journey along this wild terrain, he settled just west of the fort on a land of dense white oak and abundant in limestone rich streams, called Cartwright’s Creek. This is where the story of Uncle Boojie’s begins.”
According to bourbon lore, the story goes that in 1870 the first jugs of bourbon were shipped from the Ohio River ports. The decision to bottle bourbon was a matter of convenience for the consumer as jugs were more attractive and portable than barrels. Paying homage to the historical roots of the Kentucky bourbon industry and the role stoneware jugs played in the shipping and distribution of America’s Native Spirit, Uncle Boojie’s is bottled in classic stoneware jugs handcrafted at Stoneware & Co. – North America’s oldest and largest stoneware manufacturer and one of Kentucky’s oldest continuous operating small businesses.
Sold exclusively online at: uncleboojies.com and at Stoneware & Co.’s retail space in Paristown, Single Barrel #1 is 123.3 proof with a nose of warm baked sugar, with baking spices stumbling in behind. The flavor profile hints at southern sweet tea with a vanilla and white pepper finish. Single Barrel #2 is 100 proof with scents of scorched honey pot with beautiful notes of caramelized white oak woven within. The taste of honey kissed black tea, with a comforting caramel finish makes up the complex flavor profile. Uncle Boojie’s Small Batch is 100 proof and tasting notes include vanilla bubble gum and molasses, rounded with a roasted pepper finish, with the subtle scent of campfire and fresh vanilla bean with a faint hint of brine.
Uncle Boojie’s first legal release is extremely limited, Single Barrel #1 at 123.3 proof is only available in the limited-edition crate containing all three jugs which sells for $497, plus shipping. Single Barrel #2 sells for $169 per jug plus shipping, and the Small Batch #1 sells for $139 per jug.
For more information or to order online, go to: uncleboojies.com