Ben Holladay Bourbon is currently only available in select markets in Missouri and Kansas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ben Holladay Bourbon
Due to the limited availability of Ben Holladay Bourbon, it is currently unavailable to be ordered online.
According to House Bill 266, signed on Thursday, July 11, 2019, any whiskey labeled as Missouri bourbon must not only meet the federal standards for bourbon, but also be mashed, fermented, distilled, aged, and bottled in the state; aged in oak barrels manufactured in the state; and—beginning January 1, 2020—made with corn exclusively grown in the state. The law went into effect on August 28, 2019.
This classification is a prestigious mark of transparency and legitimacy in the distilled spirits world. The Bottled-in-Bond Act was established in 1897 to guarantee that the product a customer was purchasing was truly whiskey. The Act requires that spirits are aged and bottled according to a certain set of guidelines.
Prior to the establishment of this Act, many people would sell spirits labeled as whiskey that was not authentic. Some would be colored, flavored, or diluted to produce a deceiving taste and appearance of true whiskey. Distillers fought for the government to get involved and that is how Bottled-in-Bond came to be.
To be labeled Bottled-in-Bond, a whiskey must meet the following criteria:
- Product of a single distiller in a single season—spring (January to June) or fall (July to December)
- Aged for a minimum of 4 years in a federally bonded warehouse
- Bottled at 50% ABV / 100 proof in the same location it was distilled
Guests of all ages are allowed to visit and tour the facility. Children must be supervised by an adult, and only guests over 21 years old are able to participate in the tasting at the end of the tour.
Holladay Distillery is an active production facility and pets are not permitted on-site other than outside the Holladay House. Service animals are allowed but may be limited to certain parts of the distillery.
Holladay Distillery is located on historic grounds that date back to 1856. Due to the nature of our grounds and facilities, guests with limited mobility may face challenges traversing portions of our property.
If you or someone in your party needs extra accommodations, please contact us ahead of your tour.