HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) — Hardin County’s only distillery is ready for the holidays. Boundary Oak is creating new memories by barreling bourbon for the first time. But it will be a couple of years before the bourbon is ready. So master distiller Brent Goodin is still bottling their 101 proof moonshine, and it packs a powerful punch for some holiday favorites.
Boundary Oak Christmas Cider
Ingredients: per cup
Apple cider, cinnamon to taste, warm in microwave add 1 oz. Boundary Oak Kentucky Moonshine to taste, serve with a stick of clove.
Boundary Oak Christmas Eggnog
Ingredients: per cup
Eggnog, ¼ teaspoon vanilla or to taste, 1 oz Boundary Oak Kentucky Moonshine to taste, top with whipped cream, grated nutmeg, colored sugar sprinkles.
Moonshine and Bourbon:
The Boundary Oak Distillery is less than an hours drive from Louisville, and Goodin has converted his family’s old concrete plant into a working distillery. It’s the first hard alcohol to be produced in Hardin County for more than a hundred years, at least legally produced. Goodin says, “We use 100% sugar cane in our moonshine.” He says that results in what he calls the best southern drink you can make.
Boundary Oak just starting making a bourbon that will be on sale in about four years. A natural limestone spring is on the family property. Limestone water is a key to making good bourbon. He will call his bourbon product Samuel Goodin named after one of his forefathers.
An online auction for the first bottle of bourbon by Boundary Oak Distillery fetched $28,050, including an auction fee of $2,550. All the money will go to Helping Hand of Hope, a non-profit organization in Elizabethtown. The winning bidder is from Hardin County but asked to remain anonymous. Whoever it is will have to be patient: Boundary Oak will age the bourbon for two years before bottling.
The Goodin family originally settled in the knobs region of central Kentucky more than 200 years ago, when Samuel Goodin landed a party of settlers at the Falls of the Ohio River in Louisville in 1779.
Samuel Goodin was the pioneer who built Goodin’s Fort in Elizabethtown, not far from the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.
The Boundary Oak Moonshine can be purchased in some of the bigger liquor outlets around Louisville.
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