Our proprietary distillation process tells a story of craft and care.
1 / Mix
A variety of hand- selected American oak is combined with a high-proof neutral grain spirit.
2 / Thermal Extraction
By modulating the heat and pressure in the still, we imitate the barrel aging process seen in traditional spirits, over multiple years, in a matter of hours.
3 / Cooling
The intensely flavored high-proof oak-infused spirit cools in preparation for the next phase.
4 / Reverse Distillation
The reverse distillation process separates ethanol from our Kentucky 74 distillate. The ethanol is then removed and repurposed for the next batch; we call this our “regenerative ingredient.”
The distillate that remains in the still is non- alcoholic. This is where Kentucky 74 is born.
5 / Blending
Just like a fine craft Bourbon, Kentucky 74 is blended by selecting specific totes from various distillations, each with a unique character. Our distiller selects the perfect combination of totes to create Kentucky 74, a smooth, balanced spirit with hints of caramel, vanilla, and oak.
6 / Bottling
After blending to perfection, Kentucky 74 is ready for bottling. Our bottles are then filled and capped with our hand-stained red mahogany cork stopper.