J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery Gives Back to Veterans with Two Commemorative Bourbon Releases

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FRANKFORT, KY (June 27, 2024) – J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery, created by Jeff Mattingly, a descendant of distilling pioneer John Graves Mattingly, is honoring military veterans with the release of two limited edition bourbons – 10th Mountain Division Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey and POW/MIA Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey.  Both bourbons are limited editions that go on sale at the Distillery in Frankfort on July 3rd, and are available now for pre-order online.    

Only 310 bottles of each expression are available for purchase. A portion of sales from each bottle will go towards Kentucky area Gold Star families, through the nonprofits Three Rangers Foundation and Good Skies for the Good Guys and Gals.

Details for each bourbon are as follows:

The 10th Mountain Division Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is a blend of seven-year-old barrels bottled at 116 proof.  The nose consists of seasoned oak, mellow baking spice, smokiness, almonds and cashews.  On the palate, the bourbon is nice and viscous, with caramel and vanilla sweetness up front.  Mid palate is characterized by cashews and almonds with nice barrel spice notes.  The finish is mid-length, marked by a return of the caramel sweetness, more seasoned oak, and a small hint of the malted barley.

The POW/MIA Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is a blend of five-year-old barrels bottled at 126 proof.  Notes of caramel and crème brulee, along with apricot and plum can be found on the nose.  The palate has a full-bodied texture, giving notes of dark chocolate nibs and roasted peanuts.  There are slight notes of oak spice in the middle.  The finish is long-lasting, with a return of the maple and caramel sweetness, and notes of stone fruit, particularly apple and pear.  

Pricing is $155 for each 750 mL bottle with $20 from the sales of the 10th Mountain Division Bourbon going towards Three Rangers Foundation and $20 from the sales of the POW/MIA Bourbon going toward the Good Skies for the Good Guys and Gals nonprofit.  

About J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery

The Mattingly family has been synonymous with distilling in Kentucky for more than two centuries, having a hand in the development of at least nine separate distilleries in the Commonwealth, and with connections to some of the most illustrious names in the distilling industry, including George Garvin Brown, the Willetts and the Samuels.

It all started in 1845, with John Graves Mattingly’s first distillery in Marion County, Kentucky, Registered Distillery #2.  Many historians today believe his distillery was the first registered distillery in Kentucky.

In 2010 Jeff Mattingly took up the family mantle and started his own craft bourbon business.  Today, Jeff’s son Cameron has joined the team as Vice President of Production, continuing the legacy into the latest generation for J. Mattingly Distillery 1845 in Frankfort, Kentucky. Together father and son offer their proprietary double staving process as well as a custom bourbon blending experience unparalleled in the spirits industry, available on-site in Frankfort or online at

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published by: BBTEAM

June 27, 2024
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