Boone County, once the largest producer of bourbon in the State of Kentucky, has resurrected local distilling under the name Boone County Distilling Company and the launch of "Eighteen 33"– a twelve-year-old straight bourbon whiskey. Those who've enjoyed an early taste of the flagship bourbon, distilled and aged less than two miles from the site of the original distillery, describe a sensation as if awakening from a dream, noting flavors that are new, yet familiar. It has been profiled as rich and full bodied in the mouth with an almost everlasting finish, notes of aged oak, vanilla, caramel, and a hint of cinnamon. Perfectly suited for the day's final reflections.
Earned 93 Points, Gold Medal, Exceptional from the Beverage Tasting Institute in 2017.
About the Producer
William Snyder arrived in Petersburg, Kentucky, with a will of iron and a vision for prosperity in America’s west. What he found there, a few cold, misty steps from the banks of the Ohio, was the intoxicating taste of opportunity. William and his brother John acquired the town’s steam mill in 1833 and transformed it into a distilling giant, turning grains, yeast and water into straight bourbon whiskey.
The work was hard as an oak knot. Sweat and grit in the summer and cracked, bleeding knuckles in the dark winter. Women working along side the men. Old Kentucky mules pulling barrel sleds over rock and ice, straining under the whip. But you got paid regular, so you counted yourself lucky. We bottle this to honor them. The Snyder boys, the Petersburg locals. The merchants and savages, the coopers and boilermakers and rivermen. We honor their bravery and determination with each bottle of Eighteen33, straight bourbon whiskey. For those who came before us.