Hardin to get first legal bourbon since 1890s

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Hardin County will soon be legally producing bourbon for the first time since the 1890s.

The News-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1uf4PEv) the Boundary Oak Distillery will begin producing bourbon this year that will be aged two years and then sold.

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The barrel to age the first batch of Boundary Oak bourbon was on display Thursday at a celebration marking the bourbon’s official launch.

Brent Goodin, who owns the distillery with wife Melody, said that following the first barrel, they will age the bourbon for four years.

Goodin is also the master distiller. He said Boundary Oaks has "the best spring water in the state," and it’s the water that will make their bourbon special.

Goodin hopes the distillery will eventually be part of the Bourbon Trail, which attracts around 600,000 people annually.

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Information from: The News-Enterprise, http://www.thenewsenterprise.com

 

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