Best Louisville Bars for your Repeal Day Celebration

Happy Repeal Day friends! On this very day in 1933, the United States voted to ratify the 21st (and our personal favorite) Amendment, thereby repealing Prohibition once and for all and declaring the 18th Amendment null and void after 13 years! Elated Americans rushed to previously boarded up bars and distillers began to shake the dust off their beloved stills. Alcohol production became regulated again as the business crawled out from its underground hiding places. The beverage industry was ...
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CGB and Brooks Grain Mill Coming Soon

A new milling and bagging facility update.
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King’s Family Distillery

We are proud to announce the opening of King’s Family Distillery in Sevierville, Tennessee.  King’s is owned and operated by our very own Cara King (former Vice President and daughter of President, Erica Fields).  The two are pictured below behind the tasting bar at King’s Family Distillery.  Cara has poured countless hours into hand-selecting the finest spirits and has leveraged the things she learned from her previous role as a grain supplier to present the mos...
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A Weekend with the Tennessee Distillers’ Guild

We recently had the opportunity to travel to beautiful Townsend, Tennessee for the Grains and Grits Festival!  The event, hosted by the Tennessee Distillers Guild each year, celebrates tasty Southern cuisine and the array of artisan spirits produced throughout the state. Our team had the best time immersing ourselves in some Tennessee culture and enjoying all the bites and booze local restaurants and Guild members had to offer! The tasting event featured more than 30 distilleries from ...
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From Milling to Distilling

Hi friends! Exciting things are happening at Brooks Grain! As many of you know, we are opening a brand new, state-of-the-art milling and bagging facility at the end of this year to cater to our craft customers. Nate, Jeff, and I just got back from Kansas State from milling training and we have never been more anxious for this project to launch!  We spent last week trying to prepare and learn as much as we could from the experts.  The Brooks team is proud to be able to be...
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Distilling 101 – A Moonshine University Experience

It’s the beginning of my second week in my new role as a Sales Professional for Brooks Grain.  As a newcomer to the industry, I’m excited (and, admittedly, a little nervous) about the week ahead.  I’m about to begin the six-day distillers course at Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky! Moonshine University brings together the “who’s who” of the distilling industry to teach professionals, enthusiasts, vendors, and entrepreneurs an all-inc...
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22 Excellent Reasons To Drink More Whiskey

We may even have a few more! Click here to see all 22.
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Cocktail Recipe Round-Up

We at Brooks Grain didn’t invent the whiskey cocktail, but as a grain supplier it’d be a failure of due diligence not to vigorously test the end product, no matter how doctored and altered from the state in which we originally sold it.  To that end, we are always on the lookout for a great drink recipe.  The classic cocktail is constantly being reinvented, so it’s no easy task keeping up.  Fortunately, while we are busy moving grain, there are plenty of folks cra...
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The Mitch Morgan

The cold weather of winter is officially upon us.  The American Midwest is staring down the season’s first arctic vortex, which stands to bring with it icy temperatures and up to a foot of snow in the coming days.  Like you, we at Brooks Grain are scrambling for ways to stay warm.  We’ve unpacked our cold weather gear and stocked the propane tanks and wood shed, but still we knew there was something missing. Enter: “The Mitch Morgan” – a cocktail...
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Classic Mint Julep – Kentucky Style

The Classic Derby Recipe2 Cups sugar 2 Cups waterSprigs of fresh mintCrushed iceKentucky Bourbon Silver Julep Cups  No Derby Party is complete without the Mint Julep which has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. Each year, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. This is a feat that requires over 10,000 bottles Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail, 1,000 pound...
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