W.H. McBrayer Cedar Brook
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Cedar Brook marks the return of W.H. McBrayer’s most celebrated, world-famous spirit. Revered as “the whiskey that made the crowned heads of Europe turn from Scotch to Kentucky Bourbon,” Cedar Brook rose to international acclaim after winning gold medals at the Universal Exhibition in Vienna, Austria in 1873, the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876 and the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in 1884.
With this spirit, the McBrayer family pays tribute to the life and legacy of “The Judge.” Just as McBrayer did over 170 years ago, we’ve taken great pains to maintain the quality and integrity of his prestigious Cedar Brook, sparing neither effort nor cost in producing every batch. Like the original, only the best grains and purest Kentucky limestone water have been used. Taking distinct pride in the ingredients, cooperage and storage of this Bourbon, Cedar Brook boldly presents the rich, nuanced flavors for which it first became known.
Release Date: 2023
Stories Behind the Bourbon
Who was “The Judge?” The man behind a Kentucky Bourbon legacy
The story of W.H. McBrayer began nearly 200 years ago when Kentucky’s Bourbon revolution was just beginning to take shape.
Why the McBrayer family decided to resurrect a 150-year-old Bourbon recipe.
Our legacy is one that’s been in the making for 175 years. But what if we told you that resurrecting one of W.H. McBrayer’s iconic mash bills was entirely up to chance?
The resurrection of Cedar Brook: “The World’s Choice” for Bourbon
The year is 1844, and tucked away along the winding banks of a creek in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, William Harrison (W.H.) McBrayer has just established his first distillery–RD #44.