MRDC Releases Wide River Wheat at August First Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mississippi River Distilling Company   
Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:07

Le Claire, Iowa, July 19, 2011 – Mississippi River Distilling Company is excited to announce the release of their first seasonal product, a 100% wheat whiskey called Wide River Wheat.  Whiskey enthusiasts will be able to purchase the limited release product on Friday, August 5.  In total, there will be approximately 3,000 hand numbered 375 ml bottles for distribution.  This wheat spirit uses 100% organic wheat from farmer Tracy Doonan of Reynolds, Illinois. The spirit was aged in oak barrels and during the last month was transferred to oak used to age wine at Wide River Winery of Clinton, Iowa.  This leaves consumers with a light summertime sipper with a wonderful hint of red wine.

In conjunction with the wheat seasonal release is MRDC’s First Friday Fiesta on Friday, August 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  The “First Friday” feature event is open to the public and was started in May as a chance for anyone who can’t make it during regular business hours to come see what they’re all about, try the products, and have a little fun!  Features in August include unique twists on some standby favorites.  There will be free samples of margaritas made with River Baron Vodka and mojitos made with River Rose Gin.  MRDC’s “Spirited Chef” Stephanie will be sampling a Mexican shrimp and citrus dish called Caldo de Camerones.  Plus, there will be retail specials in the shop.  The rest of Le Claire is also joining in on the First Friday fun with an art stroll down Cody Road with artists and musicians in the street.  Shops and restaurants will be open for a fabulous night in Le Claire!

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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