The newest product from Mississippi’s oldest distillery hits the market October 2020
JACKSON, MS — Cathead Distillery announced the release of a one time, special bottling of Old Soul Straight Bourbon Whiskey this month – the 2020 Rare & Limited Edition, aged for 15 years. This limited bottling is the latest release following the distillery’s semi-finalist honor for James Beard Outstanding Spirits Producer earlier this year.
Non-chill filtered and bottled at a cask strength of 102 proof, Old Soul Straight Bourbon Whiskey 15 Year’s mash bill consists of 78.5% Corn, 13% Rye, 8.5% Malted Barley. Although this Old Soul was not made by Cathead Distillery, the profile of this Kentucky-sourced whiskey was too unique to pass up.
“The barrel’s 125 entry proof is fairly common, but what is unusual is the loss of 23 proof over a 15-year maturation,” said Richard Patrick, Founder of Cathead Distillery. “We liked it so much, we felt like people should enjoy it. We’re proud to offer this unique Old Soul to the marketplace.”
In addition to a nod from the James Beard Foundation, Cathead Distillery also celebrated its tenth anniversary this year; an exciting milestone for Mississippi’s first and oldest distillery, who also surpassed one million bottles sold this year.
The 2020 Rare & Limited Edition offers a beautifully balanced aroma of oak, sweet dried fruits, leather and tobacco. A delicate entry on the palate leads into a smooth candied mid-palate and a dry lingering finish of oak and rye spice.
Just 2,400 bottles will be available for purchase with a suggested retail price of $125. The special bottling will roll out to select retailers in early October.
About Cathead Distillery
The first legal distillery in the state of Mississippi, Cathead was founded in 2010 by friends and blues fans Austin Evans and Richard Patrick. Led by Distiller Phillip Ladner, Cathead Distillery currently produces six products in small batches: Cathead Original Vodka, Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, Cathead Pecan Vodka, Bristow Gin, Hoodoo Chicory Liquor, and Old Soul Bourbon Whiskey. The name “Cathead,” a term first coined by Mississippi blues musicians as a nod to respected artists, is the brand’s way of paying homage to the state’s rich musical heritage; in this spirit, Cathead also donates a portion of proceeds to nonprofits that contribute to the region’s abundant arts and culture. Cathead Distillery is an event-driven facility and a place for both locals and tourists to enjoy product tastings, live music, community, and a cold beverage. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, a huge milestone for the first legal distillery in the state, Cathead has sold over one million bottles and was named a James Beard semi-finalist for Outstanding Spirits Producer in 2020.