The Boone County Distilling Company,a small batch craft spirits distillery continues to break new ground in its goal to return Northern Kentucky to its once-held prominence among American whiskey producers. The distillery has announced the launch of its newest white spirit, an unaged rye based whiskey.
The distillery says Tanner’s Curse Rye Mash Whiskey features a mash bill of 95% Rye and 5% Malted Rye. The white whiskey was distilled in “The Bear,” a 500 gallon Vendome Copper & Brass Works copper pot still they affectionately call “The Bear.” The still is named after legendary Petersburg distiller William Snyder’s pet bear. Yes, he had a pet bear, didn’t everyone in the 1800s?
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According to the distillery, Tanner’s Curse celebrates the tragic legend of the Baptist Minister John Tanner and his family. Unknowingly, Tanner founded Petersburg smack atop a prehistoric Native American graveyard of the Fort Ancient people, he had made a major mistake. A mistake he paid for with lives.