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Kiepersol Estates introduces new 'Jimmy's Bourbon'

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POSTED: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 3:31pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 6:42pm

Home to rows and rows of grapes growing on more than 60 acres of land, is the Kiepersol Estate. The vineyard is well-known throughout East Texas for wine, but ripe for the tasting, is their new 'Jimmy's Bourbon'. 

KETK spoke with the owner of the vineyard, Pierre De'Wet, who said, "After one year in barrels, it stands up with a lot of very famous bourbons". Using all Texas products, homemade equipment, and water from a natural Jurassic well, they made 22 barrels of this unique product. 

The distillery manager, Michelle Martinez, explained, "It has a really nice, like a caramel, molasses oak-ey taste to it". They bottled the bourbon on Wednesday, and sold their first bottle on Friday.

De'Wet said, "The color is phenomenal. it looked like a ten year-old bourbon out of that barrel". That color is what inspired the "Jimmy's bourbon" label, which is named after a 92-year-old World War II torpedo pilot. De'Wet said, "When I first saw his fighter pilot glasses, it had that same amber color. And we decided to make that the logo for Jimmy's. The tagline is, 'Through hero's eyes, Texas bourbon whiskey'. Cheers Jimmy!". 

So Kiepersol has something new, for an old county.

For more information on this new product, visit: http://kiepersol.com/distillery/ . 

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