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High Wire Distilling Jimmy Red Bourbon

High Wire Distilling Jimmy Red Bourbon

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Our flagship spirit, this bourbon is made from 100% Jimmy Red corn, a magenta-hued landrace grain grown for decades on James Island and nearly lost forever. For 9 years, we’ve worked with a team of researchers and farmers to rebuild a secure seed supply for the most flavorful whiskey corn we’ve ever tasted. Aged a minimum of two years in char 3.5 American oak barrels, this bourbon is best enjoyed in a proper whiskey glass neat or with perhaps one cube of ice.

There were only 2 cobs of Jimmy Red corn left after the last man known to grow it passed away. His family gave the seeds to Ted Chewning and he was able to bring it back to life. From two ears in 2013 to an estimated 250,000 lbs in 2017 the production on Jimmy Red corn has exploded.

High Wire Distilling in Charleston, SC began playing around with this corn in 2014. This bourbon is an incredible example of how heritage/heirloom grains are changing craft spirits. Craft distillers are using them to redefine the spirits we love.

With heavy nutty and sweet notes Jimmy Red corn creates a unique and warm flavor profile. The high oil content of the corn provides creamy and rich mouthfeel. 

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