Small-batch, high-corn Bourbon from Kansas with a spirited kick.
The story of Union Horse Distillery starts with four siblings and a friend. Eric, Damian, Patrick, and Mary Garcia-Gallagher and entrepreneur Kris Hennessy founded the distillery in 2010 near Kansas City, Kansas, under the name "Dark Horse Distillery." But it turns out that a few other similar businesses had similar names. All the legal wrangling was finalized in 2015 and the business has operated as Union Horse since then. Their family-owned and operated business consistently churns out a quality range of five award-winning American Whiskeys and Vodka.
Union Horse Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey is all made on-site in a 500-gallon column pot-still named "Chester Copperpot" — definitely small-batch stuff. Uniquely, the sour-mash bill is 80% corn and 20% rye with no barley at all. Instead, they use active enzymes to smooth-out the fermentation process. The final Spirit is aged between two and five years in new oak and bottled at a perfect 46% ABV.