Ragged Branch Distillery will release its 4-year Wheated Straight Virginia Bourbon Whiskey on September 15.
The small-batch spirit is a distinctly Virginia, the company says. The Ragged Branch farm produces the raw ingredients used in the bourbon’s mash, which includes a mixture of 66% corn, 17% wheat and 17% malted barley.
“People tasting the new 4-year-old Ragged Branch Wheated Straight Virginia Bourbon are in for a really big treat,” says David Pickerell, the former Maker’s Mark master distiller who serves now in the same capacity for Ragged Branch. “Knowing [Ragged Branch Owner] Alex Toomy, the Ragged Branch team and the company’s commitment to excellence in every aspect of making this bourbon, I was confident it was going to be really good, but I think it’s better than good – it’s fantastic.”
The new Ragged Branch Wheated Straight Virginia Bourbon will be available at select retail stores, bars and restaurants in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware and Louisiana. It is also sold at over 100 Virginia ABC outlets across the state.
The bourbon is 90 proof and sold in 750-ml. bottles that retail for $49.99 in Virginia.
Ragged Branch Wheated Straight Virginia Bourbon Whiskey is available now for tasting at the distillery, 1015 Taylor’s Gap Road in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ragged Branch began making bourbon in 2014 on the Ragged Mountain farm property of cattleman/builder Alex Toomy. Its 2-year wheat and rye bourbon whiskey products were bottled for sale in 2017.