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Preparing to Start Up New Vendome Pot Still at New Whiskey Row Experience

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

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Liz Barrett (312) 446-6945

Public Invited to Name the New Still and Celebrate Four Years of Success

Louisville, KY – July 13, 2023 – Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey is getting ready to fire up its new 75-gallon Vendome pot still at a grand opening party at the new Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience on Main Street in Louisville, KY. And because every still needs a good name, Buzzard’s Roost is turning to their friends and fans to name the new still.

Entry forms for the “Name Our New Still” contest can be accessed online from the Buzzard’s Roost website starting today, through Aug.7. The winning name will be revealed at a grand opening party being held in partnership with the Louisville Orchestra on Thursday, Aug. 17. The Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience is located at 624 W. Main St. in downtown Louisville.

Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality and best fit for the Buzzard’s Roost brand. The winner of the “Name Our New Still” contest will receive recognition in the distillery, a basket of Buzzard’s Roost apparel, accessories and barware, and of course, everlasting fame and glory!

Guests will be welcomed with Buzzard’s Roost’s signature hospitality and be entertained with live music by musicians who are members of the Louisville Orchestra. Craft cocktails, whiskey flights and single pours will be available for purchase at the Buzzard’s Roost bar.

Since Buzzard’s Roost launched in 2019, their bourbons and ryes have earned two Double Golds (Toasted Barrel Rye in 2021 and Char #1 Rye in 2023) and four Golds (Barrel Strength Bourbon and Smoked Barrel Rye in 2022, and Barrel Strength Rye and Single Barrel Rye in 2021) from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Additionally, Char #1 Bourbon and Smoked Barrel Rye each won Platinum medals in the 2023 ASCOT Awards.

Buzzard’s Roost CEO Judy Hollis Jones chalks up the success to people and product. “Our whiskies stand out for their exceptional flavors, which are created during a proprietary secondary barrel maturation process, and people just love them,” she says. “Plus, we’ve surrounded ourselves with a team that is smart, passionate and have a great deal of pride in our brand.”

As Buzzard’s Roost heads into its fifth year, Hollis Jones has three key items on the to-do list: 1) expand distribution across the U.S., 2) become a top destination on Whiskey Row and 3) launch exciting new limited releases. “We’re on track for 300% growth this year,” adds Hollis Jones.

About Buzzard’s Roost: Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey is an independent blender and bottler of exceptional whiskies crafted using pioneering techniques. Buzzard’s Roost whiskies stand out for their exceptional flavors, which are created using a break-through combination of techniques for second barrel maturation including 18-month-seasoned oak barrels with a Char #1 over very specific and intentional levels of toast. Buzzard’s Roost coaxes complex flavors from each barrel leading to rye whiskeys and bourbons that are like no other whiskey in the world.

Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskeys are currently distributed in 11 states and Canada, and select products are available online and at the Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience at 624 W. Main Street in downtown Louisville. All Buzzard’s Roost whiskies are second-barrel aged and bottled at Bardstown Bourbon Company. Buzzard’s Roost is proud to be a woman-led company. Follow @BuzzardsRoost on Instagram and Facebook.



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