A new whiskey aged inside an innovative floating rickhouse moored on the riverbank in Ballard County is now available in Owensboro.
Brown Water Spirits LLC, the maker of the O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey Series, announced that its Straight Whiskey is now available to consumers in markets across Kentucky – a move “accelerated by the rapid popularity of the brand following its October launch.”
The O.H. Ingram River Aged Series is the only whiskey aged inside a first-of-its-kind floating rickhouse, according to a news release from the company.
The first expression in the Series — Ingram River Aged Straight Whiskey — formally launched in October 2020. It was followed by Ingram River Aged Straight Rye in December, and Ingram River Aged Wheated Bourbon is currently slated for release in late 2021.
“Kentucky holds a special place in my heart. I’ve long had a deep, personal connection to the state, and the fact that we age our whiskey right here in Ballard County is a major part of that,” said founder and proprietor Hank Ingram. “We all know what Kentucky means to whiskey, and I’m proud to be able to stand next to our peers in the state now. I’m confident Kentucky whiskey drinkers will come to know and love our unique story and spirit just like their counterparts in Tennessee have.”
By aging the whiskey on the water, they are “able to leverage the dramatic rise and fall of the Mighty Mississippi River and its unique climate. These factors combine to provoke a unique interaction between wood and spirit that can’t be replicated inside a traditional rickhouse. The constant motion of the river ensures that the whiskey never stops working, creating an extraordinary spirit with a taste mature beyond its years.”
“We aren’t speeding up the aging process, our whiskey just works harder,” Ingram said. “Ingram River Aged is the result of blending entrepreneurship and innovation with tradition. While all whiskies are products of the environment, only ours is ‘Mellowed on the Mississippi.’”
Hank is the latest in his family to take a great idea to the water. More than 150 years ago, his family began its American success story with two things — oak trees and a rushing river. Now, Hank is adding his chapter to this story by bringing together whiskey and the magic of the river to create O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey.
Ingram River Aged is available in retail package stores and on premise locations across Kentucky thanks to its partnership with Heidelberg Distributing, a family owned and operated company that markets and delivers beer, wine, spirits and non-alcohol beverages to retailers in Ohio and Kentucky.