Bourbon distillery in Mississippi
Bourbon made in Mississippi? It’s happening.
The distillery on West Peace Street in Canton marks the spot for tours and bourbon whiskey tastings. Bourbon has been distilled since the 18th century and is strongly associated with Kentucky.
David Rich opened Rich Grain in 2015, on a mission to begin mashing, fermenting and distilling his own bourbon. You walk into a large tasting room and then enter the area where the magic happens. “The two recipes I use are 66 percent corn, 17 percent barley, and 17 percent rye. In mash bill number two, it’s identical, but instead of rye it’s wheat,” said Rich.
American White Oak Barrels are filled with new bourbon whiskey and are resting on racks.