Ingram River Aged Announces Major Operations Expansion and Relocation
In today’s bit of whiskey news, we’re looking at the mighty Mississippi River for an up and coming whiskey brand who is doing something unique. O.H. Ingram River Aged has been resting barrels of whiskey on the water in a customized storage barge. In the press release we discover they are not only doubling their operation by moving to a new location along the banks of the Mississippi River, they are affording themselves room to continue expanding in the future. Let’s dig in.
NASHVILLE (April 19, 2023) – Brown Water Spirits LLC, the maker of the O.H. Ingram River Aged series, announced today that thanks to growing demand for its unique, river-aged whiskeys, it has doubled its operations and moved to a larger facility in Columbus, KY.
The expansion includes a second floating barrelhouse which brings total aging capacity to just over 6,000 barrels. The new location can also accommodate more than 15 additional floating barrelhouses. Columbus is directly downriver from Wickliffe, where the Mississippi River runs wild and deep, and where you can easily see 50 feet of water level fluctuation in a season.
“Wickliffe was an amazing place to begin our journey, and it will always hold a special place in our hearts, but we outgrew our footprint there,”
“Wickliffe was an amazing place to begin our journey, and it will always hold a special place in our hearts, but we outgrew our footprint there,” said Founder Hank Ingram. “Since launching in the fall of 2020, we’ve seen remarkable growth. Expanding operations and moving to a larger location are necessary steps to keep up with the market. 2023 is going to be a big year for O.H. Ingram, so stay tuned for more exciting developments coming soon.”
Ingram River Aged’s new operations are located beside the gorgeous Columbus-Belmont State Park, a 156-acre gem with a remarkable Civil War history that is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The decision to invest so heavily in a small town in rural western Kentucky continues Ingram River Aged’s unique place within the industry – Columbus’ population in 2020 was just 140 people.
Inside the only floating barrelhouses in the world, barrels of O.H. Ingram River Aged whiskey spend their years exposed to the climate and constant motion of the Mississippi River. This unique aging environment combines heritage with innovation. The motion of the river ensures that the whiskey never stops working, creating an extraordinary spirit with robust flavor. We call it Mellowed on the Mississippi. You can see full details about the unique aging here.
To learn more about the O.H. Ingram River Aged Series and sign up for updates, customers can visit IngramWhiskey.com and use the Ingram River Aged Brand Finder to see where it’s available nearby. Note that there may be a delay in adding sales locations to the map. Customers are encouraged to call their local store or neighborhood bar.
Customers can also follow Ingram River Aged on Facebook, Instagram and You
ABOUT BROWN WATER SPIRITS
Brown Water Spirits LLC was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. With whiskey aging operations in Ballard County, Kentucky, Brown Water Spirits pioneered the first patent-pending floating barrelhouse on the Mississippi River. The result is the award-winning O.H. Ingram River Aged Series.
O.H. Ingram River Aged is presently available on shelves in Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, as well as online via Seelbach’s. Additional markets will come as inventory allows through R.S. Lipman.
As you saw if you checked out the YouTube review of O.H. Ingram’s Flagship bourbon, this is a brand who is taking the Non-distiller Producer (NDP) game to totally unchartered water–pun intended–with their river aging process. While some of the earliest stuff I tried from the brand didn’t quite seem to be there yet, the Flagship bourbon certainly showed their ability to age, select, and blend nice whiskey. I’m interested to see where they go next. Thanks for reading along. Cheers!