A sweet and fruit-forward, four-grain Bourbon made from exotic, brilliant red corn.
The Netherly Family has been farming here for generations. They own about one thousand acres of land in Shelby County outside of Louisville, Kentucky. One sixty-four acre parcel is set aside — that’s where the family home and distillery are. And that's also where they have their beehives, orchards, and berry vines along with rolling fields of bright red "Bloody Butcher" sweet corn that they use to make their Whiskies and Spirits. The Jeptha Creed Distillery is the passion project of mother-daughter team Joyce and Autumn Netherly.
Jeptha Creed Four Grain Straight Bourbon is a four-grain Spirit made right there on the family farm. The mash bill is a whopping 70% Bloody Butcher corn, 15% malted rye, 10% malted wheat, and 5% malted barley. Since the special corn is sweeter than most and since all the rest of the grains are malted, the mash is lighter and sweeter than many Bourbons — and that profile transfers to the Bourbon. And you will taste plenty of it at a hefty 49% ABV.
Despite its rather morbid name, "Bloody Butcher" corn is closer to the original corn used by local native American tribes — specifically the Cherokee. Mexican yellow-dent corn eventually worked its way up from Mesoamerica during the colonial period due to its higher yield.