Thursday, September 01, 2016


The St. Augustine Distillery in Florida, has announced the launch of the states first bourbon since Prohibition.

St. Augustine Distillery Double Cask Bourbon (46.9% ABV) was distilled and bottled on-site using locally sourced ingredients, which are said to have captured the distinctive flavours of the region. The spirits used in their inaugural bourbon release range from 16 to 28 months old.

St. Augustine Distillery Double Cask Bourbon

St. Augustine Distillery’s production team utilized several industry legends to assist in this release. Jake Norris, Founding Distiller of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, developed the mash bill. Dave Pickerell, former Master Distiller of Maker’s Mark, designed the production facility and guided the final blending.

Commenting on the launch, Philip McDaniel, Co-Founder and CEO of St. Augustine Distillery, said: “Developed by the best craft distillers in the world, Florida Double Cask Bourbon is a celebration of the Sunshine State, its agriculture and unique maritime climate. Florida’s year-round heat and humidity ages our bourbon faster and with greater intensity than anywhere in the country. Our distillers have a running joke that our barrels ‘age in dog years.”

St. Augustine Distillery Double Cask Bourbon, will be available at the distillery’s gift shop on September 9th, before then rolling out to selected specialist retailers for a RRP of $50.00.

Posted by Steve Rush