Time served: ‘Whiskey Prison' releases first bourbon

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After spending time behind bars, Conviction Small Batch Bourbon has been released!

Southern Grace Distilleries, known as the “Whiskey Prison” because of its location inside a former North Carolina state prison, recently released its first bourbon.

In addition to winning a Gold Medal at the MicroLiquor Spirit Awards, the bourbon is receiving high praise for its taste. According to John Trump of Liquor.com, “It’s remarkably smooth and complex. The nose reveals ripe cherries and a comforting hint of cinnamon, bringing to mind warm apples covered in brown sugar. A sip offers hints of honey and just a touch of oak. The barley brings a soft sweetness, much like an Irish whisky, especially after adding a drop of water. Soft vanilla and bright orange linger on the palate."

Southern Grace Distilleries makes a charitable contribution for every bottle they sell, and the charitable partner for Conviction is the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, the oldest and largest sustainable agriculture organization in the Southeast.

"Without corn you can't have bourbon,” said Southern Grace’s Leanne Powell. “When you enjoy bourbon, thank a farmer.

"I'm so glad we can help support the efforts of the Carolina Farm Stewardship and their project at the Lomax Incubator Farm, which is right down the road from our distillery."

Conviction is now available in North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and available online via cellar.com.

For more information about Conviction or Southern Grace, visit whiskeyprison.com.

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