We’re thrilled to share the exciting journey of Elkwood Reserve, from its inaugural release on February 3rd, 2023, to the latest release’s announcement just this past Friday, January 12th, 2024.
Also, Elkwood Reserve will soon be available in local distribution as a small batch, bringing our 9-year, cask-strength bourbon to a broader audience. And for those beyond our physical locations, Elkwood Reserve will soon be just a click away through our online store.
Our Elkwood Reserve is not just a bourbon; it’s a testament to the milestones achieved in the expansion of Elkwood Farm.
Nestled on the historic grounds of a 62-acre farm in Midway, Kentucky, Elkwood Farm has been a canvas for our distilling dreams. The farm, dating back almost 200 years to the mid-1830s, is a proud entry on the National Historic Registry. The main residence, a charming piece of history, now stands as our visitors center, gift shop, and main bar.
Our journey began in 2018, and now Elkwood Farm is evolving into a state-of-the-art distillery. With ongoing construction of the distillery and ten barrel warehouses, we anticipate a capacity to produce over 30,000 barrels annually— a remarkable leap from the 300 barrels at our Downtown Lexington facility.
The first release of Elkwood Reserve marked a significant stride, tying its unveiling to key milestones in our expansion. From the groundbreaking at Elkwood Farm to the completion of the first on-site barrel warehouse, and the remodel of the new visitors center, each wave of releases commemorated a chapter in our journey.
As we embrace Midway, Kentucky as our new Brand Home, we will continue to grow the Elkwood Reserve label, a semi-luxury product priced between $150 – $160.