A Local Tale of Triumph: Jonathan Blitz’s Distillery
Everyone loves a good underdog story, and in St. Louis’ thriving spirits industry, few tales are as compelling as that of Jonathan Blitz and his award-winning distillery. In the world of craft spirits, it’s a story that begins with a passion for tradition, a knack for innovation, and an unquenchable thirst for excellence.
It’s hard to believe it wasn’t so long ago that Jonathan Blitz, a Missouri native and devout member of the local Jewish community, was distilling bourbon right in his own backyard. Back then, his passion for creating a unique brand of bourbon was just a hobby — a beloved pastime that allowed him to dabble in crafting something wonderful from simple grains.
Like any aspiring distiller, Blitz had a choice. He could have followed the well-trodden path of conventional bourbon making or he could venture into unique, uncharted territories. Blitz chose the latter, rigorously experimenting with different grain varieties, aging processes, and distillation methods.
A Shining Light in St. Louis
Word quickly started spreading about this innovative distiller who was turning heads with his remarkable bourbon. Soon, Blitz was no longer just a backyard distiller. In the heart of St. Louis, just off of Laclede’s Landing, you’ll find the fruits of Blitz’s hard work, dedication, and passion — a fully-fledged distillery that stands as a testament to his craft. The distillery is a way for Blitz to share his love for bourbon with the city he calls home and, indeed, with the whole world.
One thing that sets Blitz’s bourbon apart is his uncompromising dedication to quality. While many distilleries rush the aging process to get their products on the shelves quicker, Blitz stays true to the age-old adage that “good things come to those who wait.” It’s not uncommon for his bourbon to spend at least four to six years aging in American white oak barrels – a testament to Blitz’s patience and commitment to producing the finest-quality bourbon.
Awards and Recognition
And it seems like Blitz’s painstaking attention to detail is starting to pay off. His bourbon is earning accolades from the leading spirits competitions across the globe which is why it comes as no surprise that his distillery recently bagged a massive honor. The distillery was awarded a Double Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition — the highest honor a spirit can receive at this renowned event. The award is a testament to the exceptional quality and exquisite taste profile of Blitz’s bourbon, which astounded a panel of internationally recognized spirit experts.
More Than Just Bourbon
While the distillery has become famous for its award-winning bourbon, it’s not the only spirit Blitz has mastered. The distillery also produces a range of other locally handcrafted spirits including vodka and rye whiskey, all of which carry Blitz’s signature touch of excellence.
A Testament to St. Louis
Moreover, Blitz’s distillery is a shining example of the vibrant, innovative spirit of St. Louis itself. It’s a story of local entrepreneurship, of unwavering commitment to quality, and of a community that backs its own.
The distillery’s meteoric rise to fame is a testament to what can be achieved when relentless passion meets ceaseless hard work. It’s an inspiration to other local aspiring entrepreneurs, it’s a story of grit and determination that embodies the true spirit of St. Louis, and above all, it’s a tribute to the fine art of bourbon making.
The Future Looks Bright
Moving forward, the future looks incredibly bright for Jonathan Blitz and his distillery. With the Double Gold Medal in their possession, they have already cemented their name among the elite bourbon distillers globally.
Blitz, however, isn’t content with resting on his laurels – he’s known to be continually experimenting with new distillation techniques and grain blends in a relentless pursuit of perfection. If the distillery’s journey so far is anything to go by, St. Louis, and indeed the entire world of spirits, has much to look forward to.
And one thing is for sure, Jonathan Blitz knows good bourbon. And now, thanks to his dedication and hard work, St. Louis and the world know him too.