It’s all about the water and the charring! It took quite a while to find the right water to make Carefree Bourbon what it is today. The bourbon is placed in new charred oak barrels at 120 proof and has been aging for just under 3 years. It is 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malt. When extracted from the barrel in the distillery it is brought down to 90 proof or 45% alcohol by volume.
It is available in the Elysian Desert Distilleries Tasting Room to sample, have specialty cocktails or purchase a bottle. At the request of several customers a barrel proof bottle is now available in the Tasting Room. The first 50 bottles are hand numbered. It is 116 proof or 58% alcohol by volume.
Carefree Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, 7-up, Luxardo Cherry, Lemon Juice and Lemon Peel
Carefree Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, Luxardo Cherry and Orange Peel
Carefree Bourbon, Ginger Beer, Angostura Bitters and Lime Wedge
Carefree Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Pineapple Juice, Raspberry White Balsamic (Cave Creek Olive Oil), Splash Luxardo Maraschino Liquor
Tasting Room is open Friday and Saturday from 2pm until 7pm.