Written by Susan Jackson
Performed by Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers
Featuring Chloe Tate Jackson
The bourbon culture is exploding worldwide. Kentucky is the birthplace of bourbon, crafting approximately 95 percent of the world’s supply. Kentucky’s climate is perfect for the swelling and contracting of the white oak barrels allowing the bourbon to go in and out of the wood as it ages.
Kentucky currently has a historically high inventory of 8 million barrels located around our great Commonwealth. That means there are two barrels for every person living in the state.
The idea for Barrel Proof Bourbon Bark Smoking Chips was born from numerous Kentucky evenings of Susan and Traci with their husbands discussing bourbon and grilling. The two entrepreneurially minded women decided to explore the use of the barrels as grilling chips anticipating that it would add a unique flavor to grilled foods while also reducing waste from the millions of bourbon barrels that might otherwise end up in our landfills, thus the birth of their new venture, Barrel Proof.
When used for grilling, the wood from the bourbon barrels releases a sweet and smoky flavor to your favorite foods creating a unique, rich flavor that can only be achieved by using the authentic white oak barrels utilized in the bourbon aging process.