Local JK Williams “Young Buck” Bourbon Wins National Award
J.K. Williams Distilling, a family owned and operated business, announced today that their Young Buck Bourbon brought home the bronze medal from the Great American Distillers Festival in Portland, Oregon.
It was competing against spirits from all over the United States in the event’s 10th annual spirits competition. In fact, the locally handcrafted bourbon was competing specifically in the “Small Batch Bourbon Aged Less than 10 Years” category, making the award even more impressive since J.K.’s Young Buck Bourbon is aged less than 1 year.
J.K.’s Young Buck Bourbon is named after the founders’ great grandpa – Eldon “Buck” Williams – who was the oldest child of J.K. Williams, the company’s namesake. Just like Great Grandpa Buck, who at a very young age helped his dad make whiskey to provide for the family during Prohibition, J.K.’s Young Buck Bourbon is considered a "young" bourbon, aged less than 1 year. However, the combination of a high quality distilling process and aging in unique “honeycomb” barrels creates a smooth (and now award winning!) bourbon in a shorter timeframe. This bourbon is a great example of how a 100 year old family recipe meets modern craft distilling techniques to create a young, but smooth and sweet bourbon.
You can find a bottle of J.K.’s Young Buck Bourbon – along with many of their small batch whiskeys – at several local retailers.