Until recently, Hardin County was dry. But those days are over.
Elizabethtown-based Boundary Oak Distillery plans to launch its first product, Kentucky Moonshine, next month. In a news release, the distillery says it’s the first legal producer of hard spirits to come out of Hardin County in more than 100 years.
The moonshine will be available at retailers in 750-ml mason jars for $24 to $28. It also will be available at restaurants and bars.
“Both moonshine aficionados and those who are looking for a great original Southern mixer will agree that our heritage, water and distilling process put our Kentucky Moonshine far above the rest,” distiller Brent Goodin,said in a news release.
The distillery is built near an artesian spring that provides limestone-rich water. The company said it uses local ingredients when possible, including corn, rye wheat and grains from the Hardin County area. It manufactures its own white oak barrels and will bottle and label its products itself.
You can read more about the family and its history on the company’s website.
Kentucky Moonshine is 101 proof. It’s the first spirit to be released by Boundary Oak Distillery. Boundary Oak is a family-owned distillery and specializes in small-pot, limestone spring-fed spirits.
Future products will include bourbon whiskey, rye and seasonal flavors of moonshine.