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O.H. Ingram River Aged Straight Rye Arrives After Aging in Floating Rickhouse

O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey has released a Straight Rye Whiskey. The new spirit from the Kentucky distillery follows in the footsteps of the Straight Whiskey that was released earlier this year. O.H. Ingram River Aged Straight Rye features a higher corn mashbill than the previous release, and is one of the only Whiskeys to… Read More

12/23/2020 Spirited Zine N/A


Entrepreneurial Spirit through the Years E Bronson Ingram creates Ingram Book Company, now the largest book distributor in the world. The company spun off other successful distribution businesses including Ingram Micro and Ingram Entertainment.


For Public Consumption O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey is born – marking five generations of Ingram dedication to innovation. A straight whiskey aged in new, charred oak barrels with a rich, smooth taste mature beyond its age.


Patent-Pending: Floating Rickhouse Brown Water Spirits receives the first ever DSP Issued for a floating rickhouse. With its patent-pending design, the team set out to make a whiskey unlike any before.


Testing the Waters Brown Water Spirits is granted an experimental permit to test the effects of aging whiskey on a river.


Concept to Creation Fresh off a 1st place win in a business pitch competition, Hank decides to found Brown Water Spirits to bring the idea to life. We’ve certainly come a long way since the first bottle design!  


Entrepreneurial Spirit While pursuing his MBA at Vanderbilt University, Hank cultivates an idea to bring another business to the river’s edge. With his knowledge of the river, passion for history, and penchant for a bourbon nightcap, he develops the idea for the unique river aging process.  


A New Branch on the Ingram Family Tree The founder of O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey, Orrin Henry “Hank” Ingram III, is born in Nashville, TN.




Wood on the Water O.H. settles in Eau Claire, WI and forms the Empire Lumber Company, later part of Weyerhaeuser Company. This forges the Ingram family connection with river transportation, moving lumber products down the Chippewa and Mississippi rivers.