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Bluegrass Distillers Announces New Line of Experimental Rye Whiskeys

December 2, 2021

For Immediate Release – December 2, 2021

MIDWAY, Kentucky – Bluegrass Distillers, a craft distillery in Lexington, announced last year they will be relocating their production, operations, and tasting room to Midway, KY. Demand has grown for Bluegrass Distillers’ core line of products, and they now announce a new line of whiskeys under a new brand and label, Midway Distilling Co. 

Bluegrass Distillers co-owner Ben Franzini said, “We are so excited to introduce Midway Distilling Co. to complement our core Bluegrass Distillers line of premium Kentucky Bourbons. We hope you enjoy these experimental rye whiskeys as much as we have enjoyed creating them this past year. They are complex and delicious. This new brand allowed us to explore new and exciting flavor profiles and tell stories of the rich history of Bluegrass Distillers’ new home, Midway, Kentucky.”

The original Midway Distilling Company was founded prior to Prohibition in 1916 and was sold as medicinal whiskey until 1924, when the entire plant and remaining inventory were destroyed by fire. Midway Distilling Company operated on the Northeast corner of Dudley & Gratz Streets in Midway, KY moving into the space previously occupied by the Belle of Anderson Distillery. 

The first batch of Midway Distilling Company products include Rye Whiskeys with secondary finishes including Rum Barrels, Sauternes Barrels, Vermouth Barrels, Toasted French Oak, and Recharred Oak. They will be distributed in Kentucky beginning mid-December. Select products are now available at Bluegrass Distillers. Visit for more information.

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