Bourbon is usually made with rye or wheat as the flavor grain, but we decided to try to see what contributions other grains would have and started our flavor grain series.

Each bourbon was mashed and aged exactly the same with only one difference, the middle grain, the small grain or what we call “the flavor grain”. The whiskeys were made without corn, so they’re not bourbons, each with its own distinct flavor profile.

Golden Promise Bourbon (gold label)
82% Corn
9% Golden Promise Malted Barley
9% Malted Barley

Peated Malt Bourbon (green label)
82% Corn
9% Peated Malted Barley
9% Malted Barley

Chocolate Malt Bourbon (dark brown label)
82% Corn
9% Chocolate Malted Barley
9% Malted Barley


93 • Rock Town Arkansas Bourbon Whiskey Golden Promise Malt – Gold Medal by

“Medium golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of buttery cashew brittle, peach custard pie, polished wood, and oatmeal with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, intricate, very long suede, peach jam of cinnamon rye toast, caramelized fruits and nuts, and mossy oak and mint leaf finish. A sensational flavorful, distinctive, and complex bourbon for the connoisseur.”

92 • Rock Town Arkansas Bourbon Whiskey Peated Malt – Gold Medal by

“Brilliant amber color. Attractive, complex aromas and flavors of cocoa-dusted nuts and woods, spicy marmalade on toast, acacia honeyed tea, and hint of white glue and suede with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, very long toffee, molasses cookie, sweet and peppery spices, and lit tobacco and leather finish. A robust and refined bourbon with a firm structure and nice range of wood and earth flavors.”

85 • Rock Town Arkansas Bourbon Whiskey Chocolate Malt – Silver Medal by  

“Golden amber color. Vegetal aromas and flavors of diced green bell pepper, melon rind, coriander and green peppercorn, and pecan with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium body and a peppery, crisp vanilla honey, Chilean Carmenère, and pencil shavings finish. An intriguing, smoky and vegetal whiskey for creative cocktails.”


Sorghum Bourbon (purple label)
61% Arkansas Corn
30% Arkansas Red Sorghum grain
9% malted barley

Sorghum Whiskey (purple label)
91% Arkansas Red Sorghum grain
9% malted barley

Barley Bourbon (brown label)
61% Arkansas Corn
30% Arkansas unmalted barley
9% malted barley

Barley Whiskey (brown label)
91% Arkansas unmalted barley
9% malted barley
(special Belgian Saison yeast used for extra esters)

These whiskeys were 100% mashed, distilled, aged and bottled by Rock Town Distillery.  We’re makers not fakers.

Each whiskey is bottled at 92 proof / 46% ABV.


Arkansas Bourbon Whiskey - Accolades