The Rock Town Road Trip Party is all about celebrating the release of our newest bourbon line, The Column Still Collection, with all our biggest fans. Saturday April 15th’s Road Trip festivities include tastings, food trucks, and a ticketed masterclass. The bottle release of this lineup starts on Saturday morning, April 15th at 11am.
Welcome to the Rock Town Column Still Collection, where every sip takes you on a journey through the heart of Kentucky, and straight into the soul of Arkansas. This collection was born out of a quest to bring the best of both worlds together in a single bottle of bourbon, and we are proud to offer it to you today.
The Rock Town Column Still Collection is a special line of expertly distilled and creatively finished bourbons. Each bottle represents the culmination of our passion and dedication to the art of bourbon making, and we invite you to join us on this journey. The collection launches with these three bourbons:
All 21+ are welcome to show up to this free event at any point, but Column Still bottles have the potential to sell out. Use the link below to receive announcements for the Column Still Collection launch event.
Location: Rock Town Distillery (1201 Main St, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202)
Bottle Release Time: 11am
Bottle Release date: Saturday, April 15th, 2023
Limited to 28 seats
Rock Town’s Column Still Collection Masterclass is a guided tasting hosted by founder and head distiller Phil Brandon in the distillery’s barrel house. During the tasting you’ll learn all the details about Rock Town’s new column still collection bourbons, including mashing, fermentation, distillation, aging and finally tasting. The Masterclass will be a seated, guided tasting of four amazing whiskeys, 3 of which are part of the Column Still Collection and 1 which has yet to be bottled, thieved directly from the cask to your glass.
Included with the Masterclass is the Column Still Collection gift pack:
The collection is a collaboration between Rock Town Distillery in Arkansas and Bardstown Bourbon Company in Kentucky, which brings together the best of both worlds. The bourbons in the collection use Arkansas-grown grains, but are distilled in Kentucky, resulting in a unique blend of flavors and aromas.
The collection includes a range of expertly distilled and creatively finished bourbons, including Small Batch Straight Bourbon, Single Barrel Straight Bourbon and Toasted French Oak Straight Bourbon.
Yes, the bourbons are made with Arkansas-grown corn and wheat, which are integral to the quality and taste of Rock Town’s bourbons.
The bourbons in the collection are distilled using a column still, which is a type of still that allows for continuous distillation.
The collection is available for purchase at select retailers, online through Rock Town Distillery’s website and at the distillery. Buy online HERE.
The Small Batch Straight Bourbon is 92 proof, the Toasted French Oak Finished Straight Bourbon is 100 proof, and the Single Barrel Straight Bourbon is bottled at Cask Strength which is usually around 115 proof.
Yes, all of the bourbons in the collection are aged for at least two years in new, charred oak barrels.
Absolutely! The bourbons in the collection are versatile and can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a variety of cocktails.
The collection was inspired by Rock Town’s desire to meet the growing demand for their bourbon while maintaining the quality and taste that they are known for. The collaboration with Bardstown Bourbon Company allowed them to achieve this goal while also creating a unique line of bourbons.
At this time, the bourbons in the collection are only available for shipping within the United States.
Each guest will be able to purchase 3 bottles of each variation.
Toasted French Oak Barrel Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey $69.99
Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey $39.99
Single Barrel Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey $59.99
All three bottles will go on sale at our Distillery Retail AND Online at 11am on April 15th.
Bottles will be available for purchase online starting at 11am and follow our standard online ordering rules and regulations (Not all states have ability to order. Click here to see which states have online ordering available to them).
Yes, bottles will be in distribution. Ask your local liquor store if they are going to be carrying any or all of this bourbon collection.
Yes! Food and drink will be available for purchase. Live music and other programming will be free.
We will have our parking lot closed, as a lot of the event activities will be taking place here, but there is a lot of FREE off street parking located all around the distillery (weekend metered parking is free in SoMa).
Yes. We will have someone checking ID’s at the entrance to our parking lot the whole day of the event.
In compliance with our normal animal rules at the distillery, pets are allowed, but must be on a leash, and under constant control by their owners. It is up to the distillery staff if they feel any animal is not behaving and is asked to leave. All pet owners must clean up after their animals at all times.
Regularly run public distillery tours will not be available during the event hours, but the Cocktail Bar and Retail will remain open to all guests 21 and up.