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J.W. Kelly & Co.

In 1862 J.W.Kelly migrated from New York state to Tennessee with a dream to produce damn fine whiskey. That passion was realized in 1866 in Chattanooga, TN, with the start of J.W.Kelly & Co. Although it set the standard of excellence, his brand was halted by prohibition in 1915. Now, more than 100 years later, his dream lives on as our own… “A World-Class Spirit with a Chattanooga Soul.”

 

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OLD MILFORD

STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY


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The spirit of J.W.Kelly’s original bourbon, born in 1866 in Chattanooga TN, is captured by marrying 5-, 6-, and 8-year-old aged barrels of bourbon, hand selected by the JWK crew. This Old Milford Straight Bourbon Whiskey is handcrafted in 3,000-gallon pot stills to give it bold and unique characteristics.

The J.W.Kelly Old Milford Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a wonderful caramel color with spicy flavor notes of oak, white pepper, vanilla and English toffee. The unique blend teases your palate with honey, baking spice and nutmeg as well as hints of coffee and fine chocolate. The finish is long with cinnamon, white pepper, barrel char and a slow warming heat. This is an amazing drink that needs nothing added. Enjoy it straight up or with a cube of ice.

SINGLE BARREL SELECT

STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY


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Also born and raised in the scenic city of Chattanooga TN, J.W. Kelly’s original Single Barrel Bourbon was bottled at cask strength, creating a handmade style with its own unique flavors.

Reborn in 2016, this unique single barrel, coming in at 109 proof, is hand bottled and double oaked. Every barrel is selected from barrels 5-8 years old. Once the barrel has been selected it is then transferred into a new American oak barrel and aged for another 8-12 months.

Every barrel will be different and have its own personality. That’s the benefit of a single barrel, amazing taste, flavors and an amazing surprise with every glass.

Melrose rye

RYE WHISKEY FINISHED IN AN AMARONE CASK


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Melrose incorporates a rye mash bill first matured in an American white oak barrel that has been air-dried for two years, then lightly toasted and charred. Melrose is finished to perfection in carefully hand selected barrels that reflect truly exotic woods. This attention to detail helps create a unique and rich taste legendary to J.W. Kelly’s timeless reputation.

The distinct aging process that Melrose undergoes adds spicy and dry flavors, heightens notes of cherry and cinnamon, and creates an all-new experience for rye whiskey connoisseurs. Chattanooga’s first-born Rye Whiskey, Melrose, is available in select cities across America.