As with any endeavor, process is everything. Our methods broke new rules and spawned new traditions, but that process began with people. Our people.
No matter what a distillery's methodology is, it's what's inside each barrel that truly matters.
Established 2008 in Richmond, Virginia, Reservoir was founded by childhood friends Jay Carpenter and Dave Cuttino, who wanted to honor their southern heritage and shake up the conventional whiskey world. It was the third bourbon-whiskey distillery started outside of Kentucky.
As a small batch distillery, we take pride in creating award-wining spirits that are never sourced – ever. All of our grains come from within 45 miles of the distillery and every product we make is crafted, aged and bottled by Reservoir.
We believe in "creating your own tradition", honoring the fact that everyone has a unique palate, and have created whiskeys to allow everyone to discover, create and customize their own blend.