This release comes on the heels of Ingram River Aged’s market expansion into Louisiana and the launch of the Ingram River Aged Flagship Bourbon last August.
“Since launching just over a year ago, it’s been fantastic to see how our story has resonated with folks searching for something unique in a crowded whiskey market,” said Founder Hank Ingram in a prepared statement. “It’s a daily joy to see the enthusiasm grow as folks come back to replenish their shelves.”
O.H. Ingram River Aged is said to be a rarity in the whiskey world, as it’s aged inside a proprietary floating rickhouse moored on the Mississippi River in Ballard County, Kentucky.
Ingram River Aged is described as maturing in a way that a landlocked rickhouse just can’t replicate. The dramatic rise and fall of the Mississippi River, along with intense temperature and humidity swings, provoke a vibrant interaction between the barrel and the spirit.
The rickhouse is moored at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers where the rushing water keeps the process chugging along. You can check out more details about their process here.
The first expression in the Ingram River Aged Series, Ingram River Aged Straight Whiskey, formally launched in October of 2020, followed by Ingram River Aged Straight Rye in December 2020 and Ingram River Aged Flagship Bourbon in August 2021.
Ingram explained his long familiarity with what he feels is using the power of the Mississippi River to achieve something special.
He noted that his great-great-great-grandfather first discovered the power of the rushing river more than 150 years ago when he founded the Empire Lumber Company, which shipped lumber down the Chippewa and Mississippi Rivers. That expanded into a barge-centered shipping company that is an industry leader to this day.
Ingram River Aged is available on shelves in Kentucky, Tennessee and Louisiana. It’s also available for online purchase in 14 states via Seelbach’s.
Official tasting notes for Ingram River Aged Straight Bourbon Whiskey, bottled at 105 proof, are below.
- On the nose – apples, cherries, oak, floral, honey
- Mouthfeel – viscous, warm
- Palate – citrus, almond, cinnamon spice, oak
- Finish – medium finish with vanilla, caramelized sugar and hints of leather
To find out more, check out IngramWhiskey.com.
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