Though Brill’s Batch Bourbon meets the technical definition with a mash bill including 51% corn, what makes it unique is the use of rye for the remainder giving it more character than your typical sweet bourbon. Consistent with the rest of the MISCellaneous Distillery portfolio, all grains are grown here in Carroll County then stone ground on a grist mill built in the 1800s. Batch #1 has been aged for 6 months in a 5 gallon barrel and has notes of toasted pecan and caramelized sugar (think of a pecan pie, but from a beautiful bottle).
This spirit is named for owner Margaret “Meg” Brill McNeill’s family. John Briill (yes – 2 i’s) was born in 1786 in Inachenhein-Am-Hardt, Germany. His great-great-granddaughter Marilyn Brill MacWhirter (Meg’s grandmother) will be enjoying her namesake bourbon at the release celebration. We searched and shook the family tree, and couldn’t find a single horse thief, pirate, or disreputable character. The upstanding Brill’s would approve of the smooth, sweet character of this fine spirit.