It ain't easy to make whiskey in Kansas. The infamously dry state was the first in the nation to ban alcohol and technically never ratified the 21st amendment, which repealed Prohibition. But now the state is home to a growing number of craft distilleries, including the notable Union Horse Distilling Co.
This small family-owned-and-operated business makes bourbon from 80% corn and 20% rye, all sourced locally as whole grains then milled at the distillery. Aged up to five years in Missouri oak barrels, the whiskey tastes like it has matured far longer.
This distinctive reserve bourbon has the traditional tones of rich caramel, a hint of vanilla, plus a balancing note of pepper spice.
Nope, we're not just in Kansas anymore.
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Try mixing it with Bittermilk's Smokey Whiskey Sour Cocktail Syrup for an instant – and instantly amazing – cocktail.
Distilled from 80% corn and 20% rye; 46% alcohol by volume; comes in a 750ml bottle.