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Casey Jones Distillery Bourbons Win Multiple Awards

September 10, 2021 | Staff Report

Casey Jones Distillery has received three prestigious awards for its first submission of KY Straight Bourbon and Small Batch Bourbon in the 2021 American Craft Spirits Association Heartland Spirits Competition. Casey Jones Distillery KY Straight Bourbon has been awarded Gold for Best in Category (Bourbon) and Best in State. Casey Jones Distillery Small Batch Bourbon has also been awarded Silver in Best in Category (Bourbon).

The American Craft Spirits Association is a national nonprofit trade group representing the U.S. craft spirits industry. It’s biennial Heartland Whiskey Competition invites submissions from across the US. All entrants are scored in a blind judging process to compete for Best in State and awards in various subcategories.

This is the first submission for both Casey Jones Distillery bourbons. The distillery’s KY Straight Bourbon has been awarded Gold for Best in Category for Bourbon and Best in State. Casey Jones Distillery Small Batch Bourbon has also been awarded Silver for Best in Category for Bourbon in this year’s competition. The awards join a growing list of accolades for the distillery’s authentic craft spirits.

Casey Jones Distillery was founded in 2014 by Arlon Casey Jones (AJ), grandson of Casey, and his wife Peg Hays. The indomitable team operate the Hopkinsville, KY based company with a focus on tradition and authenticity in the distillation of small-batch craft spirits. Building on an infamous family history of still building, bootlegging, and Kentucky whiskey, Casey Jones Distillery produces some of the finest, award winning bourbon and moonshine in the commonwealth.

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