The Nethery family has begun production of bourbon at Jeptha Creed Distillery using a red corn called Bloody Butcher. It is a non-GMO corn that has been harvested since 1845, and they grow it all themselves. They are currently distilling a variety of bourbons including a high wheat, a high rye and a four-grain bourbon. Other spirits being produced include a corn-based vodka and several moonshine offerings, mostly flavored with ingredients grown on-site.
Located on I-64, just 15 minutes from the Gene Snyder, the Jeptha Creed Distillery is easy to get to, with plenty of parking and large indoor and outdoor spaces.
After enjoying a complementary welcome cocktail, we tasted some of their products, including new make and young wheat and rye bourbons, led by Master Distiller Joyce Nethery, who holds two degrees in chemical engineering, and her daughter (and distillery co-owner) Autumn.
We also had unlimited, delicious appetizers to satisfy our hunger and of course awesome door prizes as always. Then we had a tour of the distillery, smoked cigars and did some axe throwing... because that's how we roll.