The Covered Bridges Whiskey Co. has announced the release of two limited production double cask Kentucky Whiskies: Ruddell’s Mill Double Cask Kentucky Straight Bourbon and Ruddell’s Mill Double Cask Kentucky Straight Rye. Launched in 2021, Ruddell’s Mill is the flagship brand of The Covered Bridges Whiskey Co.
Ruddell’s Mill Kentucky Straight Double Cask Bourbon is made from the same mash bill as Ruddell’s Mill Kentucky Straight Bourbon however it was racked into new level four alligator char barrels for an additional 8 months to maximize the influence of the oak on the whiskey. It is non-chill filtered and bottled at cask strength of 116.6 Proof. Each bottle is numbered and only 339 750ml bottles were produced. It will retail for a suggested $79.
Ruddell’s Mill Kentucky Straight Double Cask Rye is made from the same high-rye mash bill as Ruddell’s Mill Kentucky Straight Rye and was re-barreled into level four char barrels for an additional year. It is non-chill filtered and bottled at 89.8 Proof. Each bottle is numbered and only 702 750ml bottles were produced. It will retail for a suggested $69.
Covered Bridges played an important role in the early days of American infrastructure and were often found adjacent to, or nearby gristmills and distilleries – both which were commonly built along rivers. The Covered Bridges Whiskey Co. 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 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 functioned to provided easy access to both sides of Stoner Creek until 1964 when it was destroyed by arson.
The Covered Bridges Whiskey Co. is sold nationally by Worldwide Libations. Worldwide Libations is a full-service national importer of fine wines and boutique spirits from around the world and pledges to deliver a high value to its suppliers, industry partners and consumers with unique and high quality products.