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Cincinnati Distilling plans to release Fountain Square Reserve Bourbon proofed with water from the Tyler Davidson Fountain

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Distilling announces today of their pre-order and release of a new bourbon proofed with water from the Tyler Davidson Fountain. Cincinnati Distilling Fountain Square Reserve Bourbon celebrates the history of the fountain which was donated by Henry Probasco in 1871 to honor the death of his brother-in-law and business partner Tyler Davidson. 

What many people in Cincinnati don’t know is that the four figures around the outside of the fountain were actually meant for drinking water and were a very important request by Probasco during the design of the fountain. When the city accepted the gift of the fountain it came with the following conditions that “the city will maintain said fountain in complete order, and forever supply the drinking conduits thereof with pure drinking water for the free use of all who may resort thither at any hour of the day or night.” To this day 3CDC, who manages the fountain, confirms that the water from those four figures is fresh drinking water.

“When we arrived on Fountain Square with March First Brewing and our Cincinnati Distilling concept, Laveau, we knew we wanted to tap into the heart of the city more than just being on the square,” Cincinnati Distilling spokesperson Josh Engel said. “Proofing a bourbon with water from the icon of the city is something that has never before been done. We’re looking forward to sharing this unique, one true, Cincinnati bourbon with the world.”

Cincinnati Distilling Fountain Square Reserve Bourbon is a 96 proof bourbon with a 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% malted barley mash bill. Bottles sell for $39.99 + tax and can be preordered on the Cincinnati Distilling website: Finished bottles can be picked up at March First brewing on Fountain Square starting 3/1/24. More details can be found on the preorder page.

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