West Fork Whiskey Co., an Indianapolis-based craft whiskey distillery, has announced its first "Resurrection Project." Available to the market beginning in April, the distillery will bring back and produce the historic Indiana whiskey brand, Old Hamer.
Old Hamer Whiskey, originally established in 1825 at the Spring Mill Village in Lawrence County, Indiana has been given a new life will be sold by West Fork in two forms: an 80 proof straight bourbon and a cask strength straight bourbon.
“The goal of West Fork Whiskey has always been to create great Indiana whiskey. We decided to resurrect the Old Hamer brand as it has a unique place in the history books of whiskey in this great State.” Co-Founder Blake Jones said in a news release. “Its mash bill of 99% corn and 1% malted barley is very similar, if not identical, to that of what the Hamer family would have used while creating their whiskey. We feel this brand is an accurate representation of great Indiana whiskey.”
West Fork Whiskey will continue to produce and grow its set of 6 base brands in addition to the new Old Hamer brands.