Blueberry Sorghum from Bourbon Barrel Foods

11 Feb


What a wonderful new product from Chef Matt Jamie and his crew at Bourbon Barrel Foods of Louisville, Kentucky. I whipped up some Mary B’s frozen biscuits for lunch today and slathered them down with some real butter and a healthy splash of this blueberry sorghum. Incredibly delicious! The blueberry taste comes thru loud and clear, yet the sweet sorghum flavor is not lost in the process.

They sent us a whole mess of bourbon-related products to try,  so be looking for more praise about Bourbon Barrel Foods in the coming days. In the meantime, learn a little bit more about them by digesting the blurb below.

Bourbon Barrel Foods is a maker of gourmet food products that reflect the rich heritage of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country, “The Napa Valley of the Bluegrass”.  Our philosophy is to make quality gourmet sauces and seasonings by adhering to a 3 word philosophy: slow, small, simple.  From the farmer in southern Kentucky that grows the soybeans for our naturally fermented, small batch soy sauce, to the grower in Eastern Kentucky that harvests the sorghum we use as a sweetener. We have a hands-on approach that requires us to search for the best the state has to offer and develop relationships with the farmers that get great satisfaction seeing their crops grow from the seed to the shelf.”


Bourbon Barrel Foods is located in Louisviille, Kentucky inside historic Butchertown Market (formerly the Louisville Butchers Hide and Tallow Company, home to a consotrium of “boss butchers”, organized in 1873 to maximize profits) where our products are made slowly, in small batches, with simple ingredients.  Our bourbon barrels, in which some of our products are aged, are housed in a 120+ year old rick system that came from the Old Crow Distillery in Woodford County, Kentucky, allowing us to help preserve part of the rich heritage of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country.

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