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Written by Ryan Burchett   
Monday, 04 June 2012 15:19
LeClaire, Iowa, May 30, 2012 – Mississippi River Distilling Company will release the third batch of Cody Road Bourbon Whiskey on Friday, June 1, 2012. 

Both first and second releases of the whiskey sold out across Iowa in Illinois within a week of their respective release dates.  With this third batch also comes a slightly larger quantity of bottles as 1,500 bottles to be distributed around Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska.  MRDC’s retail shop in Le Claire will have 80 bottles for sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday.  Due to the high demand, sales at the distillery will be limited to one bottle per person.  The Iowa Alcohol Beverage Division is limiting retailers to six bottles per store, per week to help spread the supply.

Owner and distiller Ryan Burchett says to expect another quick sale.  “Last time we released bourbon, people were lined up down the street waiting for us to open.  We were sold out in an hour,” said Ryan.  “I’m not sure a day has gone by since that someone hasn’t stopped in or called to see if we have any more.  Unfortunately, this batch likely won’t last much longer than the last one.”

In Iowa, the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division will be limiting stores to 6 bottles each until the bourbon is gone.  The supply is expected to sell out to retailers within a day of release.

Distillers Ryan and Garrett Burchett continue to work on increasing the supply to match demand.  Starting in November, the distillery will begin releasing 1,000 bottles per week.  They hope by the end of 2012 it will be easier to find a bottle on store shelves.

This Friday also marks the distillery’s monthly First Friday.  This open house social will be held June 1 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.  While the bourbon is expected to sell out during the day at the distillery, there will be some available for tasting during the First Friday event.  MRDC will feature food from the Crane and Pelican restaurant, another Le Claire establishment.  There will also be two signature drinks for the evening.  We’ll be sampling the “Bees Knees,” a drink featuring River Rose Gin, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice and honey.  The second cocktail will be a combination of MRDC’s Queen Bee Honey Whiskey and lemonade.  Both are cool and refreshing cocktails for summertime!  Free samples of both food and drink will be served and the complete recipes can be found at our website        

Mississippi River Distilling Company is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 PM Sundays.  Free tours are offered to the public daily on the hour from 12 to 4 PM or by appointment.  The tour takes visitors through the entire distilling process.  Tours end in the Grand Tasting Room with free samples of products for those patrons over 21 years of age.  


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