The Covered Bridges Whiskey Company has announced the release of its first whiskey, Ruddell’s Mill Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
The Covered Bridges Whiskey Company pays homage to specific covered bridges with releases of whiskeys telling their stories as they lay backdrop to our history.
In 1788, Kentucky Pioneer Isaac Ruddell founded a grist mill along Stoner Creek and South Fork Licking River, creating Bourbon County’s first industrial district, the company says. The mill processed grains utilized for the production of whiskey. One of Kentucky’s first covered bridges, “Ruddles Mill” Covered Bridge, was built at this site in 1861. The bridge provided access to both sides of Stoner Creek until 1964, when it was destroyed by arson.
Ruddell’s Mill Kentucky Straight Bourbon has a high-corn mash bill rounded out with rye and barley. It’s meant to replicate an early-day Kentucky whiskey mash bill that would have been common in Isaac Ruddell’s time. This early-day mash bill was less of a “recipe,” and came about more based on grains locally available at the time.
Ruddell’s Mill Bourbon is a small batch bourbon with individually numbered bottles and a batch number on each label. It is non-chill filtered and bottled at 92.2 proof.
The suggested retail price is $59.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
The brand is represented nationally by Worldwide Libations.