It would seem obvious to use Jimmy Red corn to make bourbon, after all it was the moonshiners’ choice of grain. The problem was there were only a few seeds left – in the world. Thanks to the hard work of local farmers, chefs, scientists, and our guest today, we can toast to its future with a 100% Jimmy Red corn bourbon.
Scott Blackwell and Ann Marshall of High Wire Distilling Co. knew they wanted to enter the spirit market, but were looking for that special something to make their bourbon different. Jimmy Red was the key to everything. The moment their first expression came to the market, it has been lauded by bourbon lovers worldwide. Now they’ve won the “Best of the South” award from Garden and Gun Magazine and are shortlisted for a James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer.
If you want to try Scott’s favorite Old-Fashioned, you can find the recipe here.
Who’s on tap next:
The non alcoholic spirit market is getting more and more diverse. Next time we meet someone who has created a series of products that he says has “All the Spirit and none of the Alcohol.” Find out more next time.
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