The Man Behind Our Whiskey

The Story of William Tarr

William Tarr exuded confidence the way a lamp gives off light. He sold watermelons from a horse-drawn cart as a kid. Before leaving high school, he had the vision to turn the family farming operation into a sustainable ecosystem.

Touted in his prime as “Moneyman of the Bluegrass,” Tarr rose to fabled railroad-man and bourbon paramour, acquiring the Ashland Distillery — Lexington’s first federally registered distillery (RD1) — and taking it to bold new heights.

Our best is in your
hands now

Old Wm. Tarr Inheritance is our penultimate ode to the Tarr legacy. Aged 12 years. Smooth as a cool caramel spring. A rival to the finest bourbons available anywhere.

Manchester Reserve is one truly virtuous 7-year bourbon blended with our very best behaved 8-year rye, dialing in complex notes from both distillates into one spirited bottle of amber liquor.

We hope you find each whiskey an experience to savor.

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Manchester Reserve

KENTUCKY BLENDED WHISKEY

Small Batch
Age: 7 years
Limited to: 45,000 (750ml)
Proof: 114 (57% alc./vol.)

DESCRIPTION

To create Manchester Reserve, our master distillers roamed
the rickhouses for months, and, after exhaustive tastings,
hand-selected one truly virtuous 7-year bourbon to blend with
our very best behaved 8-year rye, dialing in complex notes from
both juices into one spirited bottle of amber liquor.

Fascinatingly complex. A gratifying experience.
Enjoy neat, or in your “go-to” cocktail.

114 proof

Available in 750mL.

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Inheritance

KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY

Small Batch and Single Barrel
Age: 12 years
Limited to: 750 (750ml)
Proof: Small Batch - 120 (60% alc./vol.)
Single Barrel - please check the label

DESCRIPTION

William Tarr sold watermelons from a horse-drawn cart as a kid. Before leaving high school, he had a vision to turn the family farming operation into a sustainable ecosystem. Touted in his prime as “Moneyman of the Bluegrass,” Tarr rose to fabled railroad-man and bourbon paramour, acquiring the Ashland Distillery — Lexington’s first federally registered distillery (RD1) — taking it to bold new heights.

Old Wm. Tarr Inheritance is our penultimate ode to the Tarr legacy. We hope you find it an experience to savor.

120 proof

Available in 750mL.

Craft it your way

Did you know the first recorded cocktail recipe was over 430 years ago in 1586? Named after the pirate, El Draque who claimed it cured his crew of scurvy.  Here are some of the oldest whiskey cocktails we know of.  Try your favorite with Manchester Reserve.  And don't forget the fire extinguisher for the Blue Blazer...

Muddle sugar with Angostura bitters, add whiskey and garnish with a lemon peel.

Legend has it swanky folks concocted the recipe at the Manhattan Club, but you don’t have to be a high roller to enjoy one of the oldest cocktails in history.

Legendary mixologist, Jerry Thomas came up with this performance drink in the late 18th century, dazzling customers with his dangerous pours.

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