Here’s some good news straight out of bourbon country. Owensboro, Kentucky, a historic distilling town, is back in the business of bourbon for the first time in 20 years thanks to the good folks at O.Z. Tyler Distillery.
You might have known them as Green River Distillery, or more recently the Charles Medley Distillery. The newly reformed business, O.Z. Tyler Distillery, was purchased by parent company Terressentia Corporation in 2014, which has reinvigorated the old distillery.
The new name comes from O.Z. “Ty” Tyler, the creator of with what they call “TerrePURE technology” — a process that supposedly speeds up and improves aging bourbon.
“Waiting for spirits to age can be costly,” explained O.Z. Tyler Distillery CEO Earl Hewlette in prepared remarks. “Thanks to this technology we can get liquids from the barrel to market much quicker, which means more product and much less loss to the angel’s share. We are not trying to compete with extensively aged whiskies, rather O.Z. Tyler Bourbon Whiskey is a smooth, delicious and affordable option that rivals many of the bourbons being produced today.”
O.Z. Tyler bourbon is made from locally sourced corn and malt barley and rye. You can pick it up statewide in Kentucky right now for $23 per 750-ml bottle.