Boundary Oak Distillery in Elizabethtown plans to officially launch a bourbon brand on Thursday.
We last heard from Boundary Oak when it launched its Kentucky Moonshine line a few months ago. Its new product is billed as the first bourbon to be legally produced in Hardin County in more than 100 years. Hardin County has been a dry county until recently.
The bourbon brand will be launched at an event at the Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown on Thursday. The first barrel that the company plans to use for aging its bourbon will be at the event. Attendees will be able to sponsor the barrel and, in the process, buy one of the first limited-edition signed and numbered bottles of bourbon once the aging process is complete, a news release said. After the bourbon is bottled, the company plans to donate the barrel to the Hardin County History Museum.
Tickets to the launch event are $38 and can be obtained by calling Stone Hearth at (270) 765-4898.
The company expects that its bourbon production will generate economic benefits for Elizabethtown, the release said.
“The distillery’s vision is to ultimately be part of the Bourbon Trail, which attracts some 600,000 people yearly,” Sherry Murphy, Elizabethtown’s director of tourism, said in the release. “There is definitely the potential for a ripple effect in our own community.”