Watershed Distillery Barrel Strength Bourbon Batch 002 Limited Release

Watershed Distillery of Columbus, Ohio announces the limited release of its Batch 002 Barrel Strength Bourbon. This exclusive bourbon, finished in apple brandy casks, is set to officially release on Saturday, September 18. The celebratory week will kick off with a preview dinner hosted by the distillery, in which attendees can purchase up to two bottles of the coveted bourbon. The dinner will include a curated menu and highlight the spirit-making process of Watershed’s new-release bourbon from start to finish. Tickets for this event are available for purchase at www.watersheddistillery.com.

This Batch 002 Barrel Strength Bourbon follows the release of Watershed’s Batch 001 in September of 2020, which sold out in under three hours. The highly anticipated second batch is the oldest bourbon released by Watershed Distillery, produced 100% on-site and created from some of Watershed’s remaining barrels of original mash bill to produce yet another premium spirit.

“When selecting the barrels for this batch of our Barrel Strength Bourbon, our Barrel Master Anne Dimmick and I set out to highlight the true depth and complexity of the bourbon we make at Watershed Distillery,” shares Head Distiller Aaron Harris. “We are always looking for that ‘magic’ in a barrel—a rich and bold bourbon with balanced sweetness that truly stands apart from the rest, and we think Batch 002 captures that perfectly.”

The limited-release bourbon is offered for sale in Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Michigan with only 3,060 bottles available. The suggested retail price for a bottle of the barrel strength bourbon is $89.99. For more information on Watershed Distillery and all that it offers, visit www.watersheddistillery.com.

About Watershed Distillery

Watershed Distillery is the largest independent Ohio distillery and producer of award-winning craft bourbons, gins, vodka and a variety of specialty spirits. Founded in 2010 by Greg Lehman, Watershed Distillery was inspired by the vision of creating great spirits and shared experiences that bring people together. Watershed Distillery offers seasonal curated events, daily tours and tasting experiences, and is home to Watershed Kitchen and Bar—consistently named one of the top restaurants and cocktail bars in Columbus. Find Watershed online at www.watersheddisitllery.com or @watershedistillery.

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Kevin Gibson is a free-lance writer who writes for numerous publications, including Bourbon+ magazine, Thrillist, and Alcohol Professor.