Plenty of Old Soul: Cathead Distillery
There’s a buzz about the place.
Which is only appropriate for Cathead Distillery, maker of Cathead Vodka (original, pecan and honeysuckle), Bristow Gin, Old Soul Bourbon Whiskey and Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur.
Making Their Place Downtown
Cathead is located on the corner of South Farish and Court streets, in a space that long ago housed Mississippi School Supply Company. In that time, the state’s oldest distillery has made good on its goal to tap into the downtown community.
Proximity to the Jackson Convention Complex and the arts and culture hub of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Thalia Mara Hall and Arts Center of Mississippi is prime for the distillery.
The Making of the Cathead Brands
Cathead is still best known for its signature Cathead Vodka, its alluring title conjuring thoughts of blues music, biscuits and Southern folk art.
Expansion beyond that continues. A quick duck into the barrel room is rewarded with a nose tickle of the angel’s share — distilled spirits lost to evaporation. The bourbon swells into the barrel in warmer environments, extracting more flavor compounds from the oak.
Sherry Lucas, a Jackson writer with an appetite for iconic foods, contributed to this page.
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