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Old Pogue Distillery Announces Release of Five Fathers Pure Malt Rye Whiskey, the First Barrel Aged Whiskey Produced in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, in More Than 70 Years

Five FathersFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 25, 2013


The Old Pogue Distillery, LLC, dba Old Pogue, announced today that they will be releasing from the distillery the first barrel aged whiskey distilled in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, in more than 70 years.  The limited quantity brown spirit will be available only at The Old Pogue Distillery beginning at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The release of Five Fathers Pure Malt Rye Whiskey, a barrel aged, 55% alcohol by volume (110 proof) whiskey, is the culmination of several years of planning by the Pogue family, and is the first barrel aged whiskey distilled and aged by one of Kentucky’s legendary bourbon whiskey families since before Prohibition.


“Five Fathers is a tribute to our forefathers, all five of them” said Paul Pogue, Old Pogue’s head distiller who, along with his cousin John, distiller, distilled and aged the first aged whiskey at the distillery.  “Four generations of Pogues before us, starting with our great great great grandfather, H.E. Pogue I, began distilling Pure Rye Whiskey in Maysville in 1876, on this very site,” said John Pogue.  “We felt this was a fitting way to honor our forefathers for their pioneering in the Kentucky whiskey business,” John Pogue continued.

Described as having notes of honey with rye spice, sweet orange, and caramel with undertones of vanilla, Five Fathers starts mellow and very smooth, with spice that creeps up on the palate during delivery with a peppery spice finish.

Five Fathers will be available only at the Old Pogue Distillery, 716 West 2nd Street, Maysville, Kentucky, and will be released at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.  Anyone wishing to obtain a bottle of Five Fathers must register at the Pogue Distillery website,  No walk ups are permitted.



FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:  Peter H. Pogue (317) 697-5039 or