in Late January, Local brewery Goodwood Brewing Co launched a premium bourbon aged in stout barrels, announcing their expansion with the Goodwood Spirits line – a line of distilled craft spirits.

Their press release said that months of preparation and experimentation went into the spirit. Goodwood Stout Bourbon is aged in charred white oak American barrels for 12 years before being finished in Goodwood Bourbon Stout barrels. The stout beer-barrel aging lends malt sweetness and a cocoa character to the robust whiskey tones of vanilla and sweet caramel.

“Bourbon has always been an integral part of the Goodwood product line with our barrel aged program” noted CEO Ted Mitzlaff in a press release. “We are located in the heart of bourbon Country and understand the tremendous impact barrel finishing has on creating superior taste profiles. We are extremely excited to launch our first of many spirit expressions and believe the consumer will enjoy our Stout Bourbon as much as we do.”

Goodwood Spirits will be released in early February in select retail stores like Liquor Barn, Total Wine & More, Kroger, and Cox’s and will enter the rest of Kentucky in the near future. Goodwood Spirits can also be purchased at the Goodwood Brewing Taproom at 636 E Main St in the near future after their packaging license comes through- hopefully next week.