Wednesday, November 08, 2017


Southern Grace Distilleries, the first distillery in the United States to be located in a former prison, has announced the launch of their first bourbon after opening their doors for the first time three and a half years ago.

Conviction Small Batch Bourbon (48.8% ABV) which is the first bourbon to ever be legally aged behind bars in the US, was produced using a mash bill of 88% corn and 12% malted barley, has been bottled at cask strength.

Conviction Small Batch Bourbon

Southern Grace Distilleries, known as Whiskey Prison, has announced that it will make a charitable donation to the Conviction is the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, for each bottle sold.

Commenting on the launch, Leanne Powell, Southern Grace Distilleries CEO, said: "The hard time aging in oak barrels behind bars here at Whiskey Prison has created a cask strength bourbon that's subtly sweet and smooth."

She went onto say: "Without corn you can't have bourbon. When you enjoy bourbon, thank a farmer. I'm so glad we can help support the efforts of the Carolina Farm Stewardship and their project at the Lomax Incubator Farm which is right down the road from our distillery."

Conviction Small Batch Bourbon, will be available later this month in selected states, including North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington DC. RRP (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush