Jeptha Creed Distillery recently welcomed their first barrel of Bourbon into the world. Now, a few short weeks later, they are being welcomed in as the 32nd member of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. This startup distillery is the third announcement in about a week and the association is teasing that there’s one more announcement to follow.
Jeptha Creed Distillery is the first legal distillery in Shelby County, Kentucky since Prohibition. They are a true farm to bottle distillery. The distillery sits on 64 acres of beautiful farmland where they are growing their own grains. Instead of planting the usual yellow corn this distillery has decided to go back in time to when you ate vegetables for their flavor. They are using a unique artisanal Non-GMO Heirloom Bloody Butcher Corn that dates back to 1845.
Heirloom Bloody Butcher Corn
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In a recent conversation with Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association he said, “Jeptha Creed is doing things right. They will be a model for distillery startups.”
“Jeptha Creed embodies the integrity and tradition that is historic to our legendary industry. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome them as a member of our distilling family”
The distillery is owned and operated by the Nethery family. They are led by CEO, Joyce Nethery who holds two degrees in chemical engineering, her farmer and entrepreneur husband, Bruce along with their daughter Autumn who serves as the company’s Marketing Manager.
“We are honored and blessed to be able to join such a prestigious organization,” Joyce Nethery said. “We look forward to living up to the KDA’s standards.”
Once in full production the distillery will make a variety of three bourbons, three moonshines and three vodkas. The moonshine and vodka will be available soon but you’ll have to wait two to four years for their bourbons.
Opening October 2016
Joyce says that, “Things are moving around the distillery! We are getting closer to opening and we are working hard to be ready in late October!”
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