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World-Class Spirit | Chattanooga Soul.
J.W. Kelly was a storyteller and pioneer of famed bourbons and whiskeys. Inspired by his early education in spirits in Ireland, his immigration to the United States, and by his travels around the world, Kelly crafted his unique blueprint for his whiskey revolution.
After settling in Chattanooga, TN in 1866, Kelly created the best American whiskey of his era. Kelly’s use of old-world pot distillation and custom mixture of corn, malted rye, and barley helped create Old Milford’s unique blend of five, six and eight-year-old barrels. The winning blueprint revived one of his most prized bourbons, over a century later. The spirit is now reawakened for the entire world to discover.
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