O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey Drops Anchor in Louisiana
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 2, 2021--
Brown Water Spirits LLC, the maker of O.H. Ingram River Aged, announced today that its whiskeys are now available in markets across Louisiana – marking a significant step in the brand’s expansion along the Mississippi River.
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O.H. Ingram River Aged has come down the Mississippi and dropped anchor in Louisiana! Ingram River Aged is the only whiskey in the world aged in a first-of-its-kind floating rickhouse that sits on the Mississippi River in Ballard County, KY. (Photo: Business Wire)
O.H. Ingram River Aged is the only whiskey in the world aged inside a floating rickhouse, moored on the Mississippi River in Ballard County, Kentucky. The first expression in the Ingram River Aged Series, Ingram River Aged Straight Whiskey, formally launched in October of 2020, followed by Ingram River Aged Straight Rye in December 2020 and Ingram River Aged Flagship Bourbon in August 2021. A fourth expression is slated for release in late 2021.
O.H. Ingram’s proprietary floating rickhouse matures Ingram River Aged in a way that no landlocked rickhouse can accomplish. The dramatic rise and fall of the Mighty Mississippi, along with intense temperature and humidity swings, provoke an intense interaction between wooden barrel and whiskey. The rickhouse is moored at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, where churning water ensures this whiskey never stops working, creating a mature taste well beyond its years. You can see full details about the science here.
“O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey is, in many ways, the culmination of hundreds of years of whiskey history,” said founder and proprietor Hank Ingram. “Expanding into the Louisiana market is a major part of that. When whiskey first began to be produced at a large scale in Kentucky, it was floated down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, and then on to ports around the world. As I was creating O.H. Ingram River Aged, I realized that this shipment process may have had more effect than people realized on creating the flavor of this beloved beverage, and I wanted to tap back into those roots with our products. Now, we are excited to be expanding the availability of our products along the Mississippi River – first launching in Tennessee and Kentucky, and then ‘floating’ down to Louisiana, just like the good old days.”
Hank is no outsider to the river industry, with his great-great-great-grandfather first discovering the power of the rushing river over 150 years ago when he founded the Empire Lumber Company, which shipped lumber down the Chippewa and Mississippi Rivers. That expanded into a barge-centered shipping company that is an industry leader to this day. O.H. Ingram River Aged is just the latest addition to Hank’s river-bound family history.
In partnership with Louisiana distributor Republic National Distributing Company, O.H. Ingram is now available in retail package stores, bars and restaurants across Louisiana. O.H. Ingram is partnering with R.S. Lipman and Vintage Point to help manage its sales and distribution.
To learn more about the Ingram River Aged Series and sign up for updates, please visit IngramWhiskey.com and use the Ingram River Aged Brand Finder to see where it’s available near you. Note that there may be a few weeks delay in adding Louisiana locations to the map.
ABOUT BROWN WATER SPIRITS
Brown Water Spirits LLC was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. With whiskey aging operations in Ballard County, Kentucky, Brown Water Spirits pioneered the first patent-pending floating rickhouse on the Mississippi River. The result is the O.H. Ingram River Aged Series.
The first three expressions in the series have already attracted a number of accolades, including a Platinum medal at the 2021 SIP Awards and Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for the O.H. Ingram River Aged Straight Rye, and scores of 94 by The Tasting Panel Magazine for both the Straight Rye and the Straight Whiskey. O.H. Ingram River Aged is presently available in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisiana, with additional markets coming as inventory allows through R.S. Lipman and Vintage Point, the National Sales Agent.
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