From Grain to Glass: The Story of a Family-Owned Distillery
McCracken Curve is a family distillery, operated by the Kavanaughs in scenic Southern Indiana.
McCracken Curve is also a place – where US Highway 50 arcs across the original McCracken land patent near Montgomery, in the heart of Southern Indiana Amish country. We strive to create spirits with character (that taste damn good), serve our community, and honor our roots.
The distillery is small, but we believe this hand-crafted approach makes better product, and we hope that each bottle provides a taste of what really matters in life — family, friends, and the time you spend together.
The Kavanaughs have been part of Daviess County for six generations, when Timothy Kavanaugh emigrated from Ireland after the Great Famine in search of a better life. The original farm remains part of our family and is the inspiration for HOMEPLACE BOURBON, which features the farmhouse on the label and local grain in the bottle.
Ballyloughan Castle is the Irish ancestral home of the Kavanaughs, where for centuries they held court and battled invaders. Today, BALLYLOUGHAN CASTLE rises once more, as an exceptional single malt whiskey, produced by their descendants in Southern Indiana.
As Hoosiers, STAR 19 VODKA honors Indiana as the 19th US state. The twinkling field of stars on the deepest blue label matches the clear crispness of the handcrafted, premium charcoal-filtered spirit within.
There is a mischievous side as well. McCRACKEN CURVE APPLE PI MOONSHINE is for the bootlegger with brains. While (mostly) upstanding citizens, those early relatives were known to make their own moonshine as well. Now our stills run strong and free, and people can’t get enough of this super-smooth spirit.
The next time you raise a glass, here’s to you remembering your past, celebrating your present, and looking forward to your next adventure.
*Irish toast “to your health” (pronounced “slant yeah”)