Watershed Distillery, based in Columbus, Ohio, has unveiled its ‘reimagined’ Bourbon portfolio, including two new products. Launched on July 1, the two whiskeys have been created to celebrate the brand’s experience and Bourbon-making credentials.
The first of the two Bourbons is Watershed’s Bottled-in-Bond, made from a selection of the distillery’s favorite barrels from a single season. Bottled-in-Bond is a snapshot of the Watershed story, bottled at 100 proof.
“We started making Bourbon in 2010 with just one product, which was good. But over the years we’ve worked hard to get better and better, moving from a two-year Bourbon to a four-year, and more recently to one of our limited offerings, a six-year barrel strength bourbon,” shares Greg Lehman, CEO and founder of Watershed Distillery. “The launch of our Bottled-in-Bond is the next step in the evolution of Watershed bourbon. Consumer interest in our higher proof, more premium limited-time bourbon offerings has blown us away, and we know this product will be exciting to them.”
The second Bourbon, a premium tri-blend expression called Watershed Distillery Bourbon, is made by blending Watershed’s standard Bourbon with its six-year apple brandy finished Bourbon, with a sourced Bourbon, handpicked to meet a specific flavor profile. The result is a unique and complex four-year age stated offering bottled at 90 proof.
“In recent years, our team has grown more passionate about Bourbon blending” shares Lehman. “Our focus with this blend is flavor, and we think our innovative six-year apple brandy finished Bourbon is the perfect defining ingredient to build an elevated and unique offering – it turned out better than we ever imagined.” Both offerings will be available in 750 ml bottles in select markets throughout the US (Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and New York). Watershed’s Bottled-in-Bond (50% ABV / 100 proof) will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and Watershed Distillery Bourbon (45% ABV / 90 proof) will be available for a suggested retail price of $39.99.