Y’all better get ready because our first fine Georgia bourbon is about to hit the market – and it’s a special one. Uncle Bogue is its name and, this is a limited edition, double-oaked, four-year-old bourbon that is going to turn heads – here in Georgia, and maybe even around the world. We’re launching it at a special event to be held on Sunday, October 1st, 2023, at the Distillery of Modern Art in Chamblee, GA.
Now let me tell you, we are very proud of this bourbon. Made with corn grown on Doc Brown Farm, we matured it in a char 3 cask and then finished it in a char 4 cask for a deep auburn color and a luxurious, rich, full-bodied flavor. Our original spirit, the oak, the char and the wood sugars come together for a palate whiskey lovers everywhere will truly appreciate.
We tasted it the other day down at the rickhouse and have decided that now, after four years aging, our barrel of Uncle Bogue is ready to bottle. There is only one cask, so we estimate 234 or 235 bottles will be filled, sealed and numbered with our exclusive Uncle Bogue artwork on the label.
It’s 125 proof (62.5% ABV), unfiltered and uncut, and the price is still to be confirmed.
Who was Uncle Bogue?
Like all the bourbons we’re bringing out, Uncle Bogue was made here in Georgia, and we named it in honor of our great, great uncle Bogue. A century ago, Bogue farmed the fields in this great state but also built a reputation for making fine whiskey to share with friends and family. This was done on the quiet, of course, as Prohibition was in full swing.
Both as a farmer and a distiller, Bogue was a perfectionist. He had deep set eyes, wore his hat low, didn’t talk much but when he did it was worth listening. Bogue was a patient man, who shaped the flavor of his fine spirits in some unexpected ways. A bottle from Bogue was something to treasure – he only gave them to those who’d won his respect.
That tradition of selectivity has gone into our first rare bourbon. When it’s gone, it’s gone, but Uncle Bogue will return in future as the figurehead of our limited-edition spirits – the ones we mature extra-long in special casks like old Bogue did back in the day.
Effie Jewel – coming soon
Uncle Bogue will be released alongside Effie Jewel, our first Jimmy Red Corn bourbon, which is pretty special in itself. Also made entirely here in Georgia, we’ll tell you more about Effie Jewel here on the website in a couple of weeks.
Uncle Bogue Special Reserve will be available to purchase in our online shop from October 1st 2023. Have a look at the images below.