MGP Celebrates the Unique Vision, Sense of Place that Help Create Exceptional U.S. Spirits

Release: April 05, 2023

New ‘Spirit of Home’ Content Series Visits Distilleries in California, Colorado, Florida and Texas

Atchison, KAN., Apr. 5, 2023 — Home is not just where you live, it’s who you are. Industry-leading distiller MGP recognizes that unique vision, passion, and a sense of place come together every day at distilleries across the country to create exceptional American spirits. Now, it’s sharing the stories behind some of those inspired spirits in the new Spirit of Home content series.

Spirit of Home visits four U.S. distilleries: Breckenridge Distillery in Breckenridge, Colo.; Milam and Greene in Blanco, Texas; St. George Spirits in Alameda, Calif., and St. Augustine Distillery in St. Augustine, Fla. Short films shot on location at each will be released individually by quarter throughout 2023.

“MGP has supplied exceptional spirits from the Heartland for more than seven decades. Our home and long heritage influence our collaborative approach,” said Matt Krusemark, Vice President of Distilling Solutions Sales. “That’s why we’re so proud to recognize the special spirits and special stories coming from these unique distilleries.”

Viewers of the series will learn how making whiskey ‘saved’ an overworked medical doctor; how a nuclear engineering background influences a Master Distiller; why a respect for history influenced the location of a distillery in the nation’s oldest city; and how making the best whiskey can sometimes mean pulling together resources from multiple regions and adding a special touch of home to finish it off.

Learn more about each of the four Spirit of Home distilleries:

  • Breckenridge Distillery. The world’s highest distillery.
  • Milam and Greene. Half a century of experience in each bottle.
  • St. George Spirits. “Where distilling is our form of self-expression.”
  • St. Augustine Distillery. Distilling the taste and spirit of Florida.

Spirit of Home Breckenridge photo

Before producing Spirit of Home, MGP created the Rackhouse Roundtable video series that brought leading distillers together for honest conversations about the business. Those episodes are available here.

For more about MGP’s Distilling Solutions: https://www.mgpingredients.com/distilling-solutions

Or follow along at https://www.facebook.com/MGPDistilleryCollective


About MGP

MGP Ingredients, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGPI) is a leading producer of premium distilled spirits, branded spirits, and food ingredient solutions. Since 1941, we have combined our expertise and energy aimed at formulating excellence, bringing product ideas to life collaboratively with our customers.

As one of the largest distillers in the U.S., MGP’s offerings include bourbon and rye whiskeys, gins, and vodkas, which are created at the intersection of science and imagination, for customers of all sizes, from crafts to multinational brands. With U.S. distilleries in Kentucky, Indiana and Kansas, and bottling operations in Missouri, Ohio, and Northern Ireland, MGP has the infrastructure and expertise to create on any scale.

MGP’s branded spirits portfolio covers a wide spectrum of brands in every segment, including iconic brands from Luxco, which was founded in 1958 by the Lux Family. Luxco is a leading producer, supplier, importer and bottler of beverage alcohol products. Our branded spirits mission is to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of consumers, associates and business partners. Luxco’s award-winning spirits portfolio includes well-known brands from four distilleries: Bardstown, Kentucky-based Lux Row Distillers, home of Ezra Brooks, Rebel, Blood Oath, David Nicholson and Daviess County; Lebanon, Kentucky-based Limestone Branch Distillery, maker of Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey and Bowling & Burch Gin; Jalisco, Mexico-based Destiladora González Lux, producer of 100% agave tequilas, El Mayor, Exotico and Dos Primos; and the historic Ross & Squibb Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, where the Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Rossville Union Straight Rye Whiskey are produced. The innovative and high-quality brand portfolio also includes Everclear Grain Alcohol, Pearl Vodka, Green Hat Gin, Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream, The Quiet Man Irish Whiskey and other well-recognized brands.

In addition, our Ingredient Solutions segment offers specialty proteins and starches that help customers harness the power of plants and provide a host of functional, nutritional and sensory benefits for a wide range of food products.

The transformation of American grain into something more is in the soul of our people, products, and history. We’re devoted to unlocking the creative potential of this extraordinary resource. For more information, visit mgpingredients.com.

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