Coastal Distillery are pleased to announce the release of Missouri Ridge Bourbon, making this smoothly satisfying craft liquor available in the UK for the first time, with a distinctive bottle design.
The award-winning bourbon, made by master distiller M Gregory Pope of the Missouri Ridge Distillery in Branson, Missouri, arrives in the European market thanks to its chance discovery by Richard Arnold, cofounder of Coastal Distillery. Watching the Discovery Channel programme Moonshiners one evening, the story of how Pope’s grandfather ran a woodburning still in the basement caught Arnold’s imagination and he decided to get in touch to see if he could try some samples.
Pope was thrilled with the idea of exporting to Europe and sent over a full range of Missouri Ridge Distillery samples. Arnold and his team recognised the quality of the samples instantly and realised there was a great opportunity for Coastal Distillery to introduce Missouri Ridge Bourbon on the European market.
Richard Arnold says: “Greg and I have a common love of whiskey and the industry, and that’s the basis for what will be a great partnership. After a few more emails and phone calls, we’d set up the necessary paperwork and certification, and now this fantastic bourbon is on sale in the UK.”