Someone has paid $28,050 for the right to purchase the first bottle of bourbon produced in Hardin County in nearly 125 years.
Boundary Oak Distillery churned out its first batch of bourbon this month and held an online auction to sell barrel sponsorships.
Boundary Oak Master Distiller Brent Goodin says the product inside that barrel should be top quality, when it’s ready to drink in two years.
“We have a very unique distillery in the fact that all of our water comes a spring-fed source. Our grains are all here from Hardin County,” said Goodin. “We think along with those natural aspects of our distillery, along with our wonderful grains that we have here locally, we can make a very superior, high-quality bourbon.”
Goodin says a change in law has made it easier for craft distillers to exist. The $28,000 paid by the auction winner is believed to be one of the top prices ever paid for a Kentucky bourbon.