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Doc Brown Farm & Distillers featured on the Winters Media website

Today we’re a-whoopin’ and a-hollerin’ with joy thanks to the fine folks at Winters Media, publishers of the The Paper and The Weekly, two local journals right here in Coweta County, Georgia. Last week, they featured Doc Brown Farm & Distillers in the News section of their site, with an article all about how we founded the distillery and the faith, family and fortitude principles that guide us.

A special thank-you to Katie Anderson who wrote the piece, which catches our vibe perfectly in a Georgia pecan shell. (Watch this space for more about nut-inspired spirits!) We’ve included the article below, as it appears on the Winters Media website.


Faith, Family and Fortitude: Senoia’s Doc Brown Farm and Distillers

February 28, 2024

By KATIE ANDERSON, Out and About

It all started with a magazine on a beach.

Amy Brown, Paige Dockweiler, and Amy’s son Daniel Williams had just bought their Senoia farm. They were sitting on a beach at 30A, reading a Garden and Gun article about an heirloom grain, Jimmy Red Corn.

They decided to give growing the corn a try. Initially, they distilled two barrels of bourbon to share with family and friends. It was so good that they started Doc Brown Farm and Distillers in 2019. Fast forward to October 1, 2023, and their first bourbons were released: Effie Jewel and Uncle Bogue (now sold out.) They also created four flavors of bourbon creams: Butter Pecan, Salted Caramel, Coffee, and Peppermint Mocha. 

The founders all come from farming families. Brown has a background in banking and now manages the farm full-time. Dockweiler and Williams have other jobs in healthcare and aviation respectively, but cherish their time spent playing in the dirt.

The farm operates from three foundation blocks – faith, family, and fortitude. Their love of family transferred to their labels, as well. Uncle Bogue was a great, great uncle, and Effie Jewel was a great aunt. Both stood out as examples of their family’s fortitude and tenacity. Effie Jewel Bourbon is dedicated to all women in the distilling industry. “Our desire and hope is that Effie Jewel inspires women to act on their dreams and find courage to sit at tables that maybe have been off limits in the past.

“I will say that we’ve had nothing but kindness and support from men and women alike and even though we are small and just a dot on the map of the bourbon world, we are thankful for those who have helped us get this far,” said Brown.

Their land has proven to be a good match with Jimmy Red Corn. It is non-gmo, produced without chemicals of any kind. This special variety of corn is making a comeback after almost becoming extinct, and is known for its sweet, rich, buttery flavor. 

To control pests, the Doc Brown team built houses to attract bats, which help fight the ear worm and other damaging insects. They’ve also brought in bees, which made a difference in their yield and ear size. The farmers use old style methods like cover crops and rotation to take care of their soil. 

This approach has brought them full circle with Garden and Gunmagazine, by winning a 2023 Garden and Gun Made in the South Award for their Butter Pecan Bourbon Cream.

“We have subscribed to Garden and Gun now for years and the inspiration for growing the Jimmy Red Corn came from an article published in G&G, so our goal was to ‘make it into G&G’ one day.

“When it was time to enter the ‘Best of the South’ we had the amazing support of Heather Daniel, who recommended us so off we go submitting the 1st round of paperwork … a nd then we waited…and waited…then another email came in that stated we ‘made it into Best of the South’ but we had to keep our mouths closed – that was the longest month of my life sitting on a dream that had come true,” Brown stated.

“We are so grateful for everyone’s support and kindness. Our goal is always to produce products that everyone can enjoy knowing that good old fashioned farming techniques were used and that it’s made with a lot of love for this golden land we all share,” said Brown. 

To purchase the award-winning, local bourbon, visit their website at docbrownfarm.com to order, or to find locations where their products are sold.

Double D Ranch: Meet the boss ladies of bourbon

Amy Brown of Doc Brown Farm and Distillers pouring a Bourbon Cream for customer

Beautiful designer threads inspired by the Wild West. The finest Bourbon Cream Liqueur, made with our Jimmy Red Corn bourbon whiskey. That’s a match made in… Texas!

Over the weekend of January 12th to 14th, Paige and Amy were over in Fort Worth for a trunk show at the fashion retailer Double D Ranch, giving out samples of our Bourbon Cream and Effie Jewel Bourbon to visitors from all over the country. We had a blast and to cap everything off, the gals from Double D interviewed us for their blog.

It was our pleasure to meet bourbon-lovers from across Texas, and across the United States. We hope to see y’all again soon!

Below is their article in full, and we just want to add that we a big thank-you to everyone at Double D Ranch.


Meeting the boss ladies of bourbon

We had a hoot trying out Doc Brown’s new Effie Jewel bourbon with y’all at Ft Worth this weekend! We were so inspired by Paige and Amy’s entrepreneurial story of how they’re taking over the male-dominated world of distilling, that we just had to ask them some more questions about it all…

Y’all call yourselves the boss ladies of bourbon, which we love! Have women in your family always been involved in the distilling industry?
No, it’s actually quite the opposite. We both grew up in small rural farming communities and church was a major part of our lives, and those sweet little baptist churches didn’t smile upon ‘drinking’ so our mothers and grandmothers were more ‘church lady’ish’ than whiskey aficionados.

As we entered the corp world in our different careers, it exposed us to really good food and good spirits. We both love a good glass of wine with dinner as much as we do a good Old Fashioned or pour of bourbon. Our faith is still a HUGE part of who we are and we’ve found that great balance of ‘loving Jesus and drinking a little bit’…

What inspired you to get started?
Reading a Garden and Gun article about growing NON-GMO corn prompted us to give it a whirl and grow it on our farm – this was a happy accident as we were only going to grow enough corn to put up two barrels for our family, let it sit and age and then give away bottles at special times in our lives, but our distiller had another thought as this corn distills like none other and the profiles are distinctly different. So, we had a family ‘meeting’ and decided we would become ‘Bourbon Farmers’ and grow our crops responsibly and sustainably and make some dang good bourbon… and here we are!!!

Paige Dockweiller and Amy Brown of Doc Brown Farm & Distillers with Bourbon Cream selection

Why whiskey?
We chose whiskey, specifically bourbon, because it’s America’s only native spirit and in the whiskey world not a lot of folks use heritage grains and traditional farming methods. We call it Radically Traditional Bourbon and we three love whiskey so why not produce what you love.

What makes your spirit different?
The biggest difference is the corn. Jimmy Red Corn is not edible straight off the cob as it must be dehydrated to extract the flavor and high oil content. It’s those unique flavors and high oil content that distills this bourbon differently than a basic yellow or white GMO corn. You will get nutty and sweet notes from the corn and the oil provides a creamy rich mouthfeel on the finish.

Have you faced much criticism from men in the industry or has the response been welcoming?
No, not at all. We’ve been welcomed into this industry with such kindness by everyone, and we really lean on the knowledge and expertise of the men in our life, who are in the industry, to help guide us and navigate the unknown. From the retailers to the folks at the distribution center to our consultant and then to our fabulous Master Distiller, all have welcomed us!

What’s one thing most people don’t know about bourbon?
Bourbon is America’s only native spirit. May 4,1964 Congress resolved that bourbon is “a distinctive product of the United States” and no whiskey made outside of the US can be designated as Bourbon so, we are proud American Farmers making America’s Only Native Spirit – Bourbon!!

Bottles of Bourbon Cream Liqueur ready to serve, from Doc Brown Farm & Distillers

Favorite whiskey cocktail?
A really good Old Fashioned.

Favorite place to have a drink?
On the farm with our family and friends. Our house faces due west so from our rocking chairs we watch the most amazing sunsets over the cornfields, always with a pour of our bourbon, or a glass of wine, in hand…

Which famous body lady would you love to share a bottle of whiskey with?
Oh, Dolly Parton for sure. I’m not sure she even drinks whiskey but my goodness the good she has done on this earth with her success, her money and her influence.

If your Effie Jewel whiskey was a real woman, what DDR piece would she wear?
Effie Jewel was our great aunt who was full of energy. No obstacle stood in her way and she was hard working but wanted to be in style….so, her DDR pieces would be a combo of the following:

Earn Your Spurs Jacket – Lainey Wilson said it best, “if you are a dreamer you’d better be a doer”. Effie was a doer and earned her spurs, nothing was handed to her, nor is it us.

Saddle Up Buttercup Skirt – No whining in this biz!!

Bull By The Horns Top – We actually described Effie that way on our website!! She grabbed life and rode it with the best of them.

Truly Boots – She’d say hold true to your standards and values no matter what folks around you are doing.

Doc Brown brings bourbon cheer to Texas

Double D and Doc Brown Farm & Distillers

It’s true. We are proud Georgia farmers. But the warm welcome our products have received in Texas is something we can’t ignore. Bourbon lovers all over the state have rolled out the red carpet to us so we’re hooking up with some leading Texas retailers to meet their customers and give them a taste of our Bourbon Cream liqueurs.

Between Christmas and New Year, when the festive season is in full swing, you’ll be able to meet us at three locations.

On December 28th, roll by Bear Creek Spirits and Wine on Colleyville Boulevard in Colleyville between 4 and 7pm to sample our Butter Pecan, Coffee, Peppermint Mocha and Salted Caramel Bourbon Creams.

Then, on December 29th we’ll be at Longhorn Cheers Liquor, Beer & Wine on Longhorn Road in Fort Worth from 5 to 8pm. The next day, December 30th, you can meet us at Longhorn Cheers on Boat Club Road, also in Fort Worth, 4 to 7pm. Try our Bourbon Creams and tell us what you think!

Meet Doc Brown at Double D Ranch

Our second visit to Texas in January takes place over the 12th and 13th – and y’all we are already hollerin’, “Yee-haw!”

Doc Brown Farm & Distillers will joining Double D Ranch outfitters for a trunk show at their Stockyards location in Fort Worth. With our High Heels & Cornfields motto, teaming up with a premium cowgirl-inspired fashion retailer is a perfect match. Nothing complements beautiful Wild West threads better than a glass of delicious Bourbon Cream liqueur.

This event coincides with the opening of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo – so we know a lot of people from Texas and from across the country will be in town. Stop by and say, “Howdee!” if you can.

More than just a tasting

While we’re proud of the liquor we make, to us these events aren’t just about selling. First and foremost, we’re farmers. We grow the grain, grind it and turn it into fine spirits, which we love to share. Not only can you taste our products, but you’ll find out more about who we are and how we raise our crops in tune with nature.

No matter where you’re from, we look forward to meeting you, and maybe you’ll take your favorite bottles home with you.

Our Effie Jewel Bourbon and Bourbon Cream Liqueurs are available in a growing number of outlets in Georgia and Texas, and can also be purchased in the Buy & Ship Spirits section of our website.

Bourbon Cream wins big with Garden & Gun

Garden & Gun December 2023 front cover

We are over the moon. We couldn’t have dreamed it. Not only does our Bourbon Cream Liqueur appear in the December 2023 to January 2024 issue of Garden & Gun magazine, but we’ve won an award!

In the Drink category of Garden & Gun’s 2023 Made in the South Awards, Butter Pecan Bourbon Cream Liqueur by Doc Brown Farm & Distillers was named a runner-up. Along with the award, the magazine wrote a piece that describes how we work the farm, grow our heirloom Jimmy Red Corn, distill the grain and extract the deep natural flavors that make our Bourbon Cream a winner.

It’s almost unprecedented for a start-up like ours to win an award like this in the first year after releasing a spirit. For many, getting it right can take up to a decade and there is so much competition.

This is amazing news for us and we are so grateful to the Garden & Gun editorial team and judges – not to mention all our customers out there who have put our little farm and distillery on the map. THANK YOU!

Read about it on the Garden & Gun website.

Made in the South winners 2023 Garden & Gun spread

DBF in the Media: Bourbon Cream’s beautiful labels

Something people always comment on is the quality of our bottle and label design, and our Bourbon Cream Liqueurs have been receiving recognition for this around the world.

All our branding and graphics are created by Ginger Monkey Design, run by Tom Lane. The smoothly flowing, handcrafted lettering Tom drew for the Bourbon Cream label not only catches the eye, but it captures the essence of the product. Sweet, elegant and delectable!

There’s a whole lot more going on too, using imagery and words to convey what the product is and what we value as farmers and distillers.

The design work that went into our packaging has been featured by both spirits industry and graphic design outlets. These include:

The Craft Spirits magazine website – run by the American Craft Spirits Association.

BevNet – a leading publication that covers the drinks industry globally.

Packaging of the World – a website that highlights the best packaging design projects from around the world.