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Hook & Hastings Bourbon Whiskey

In partnership with ArtsWave, Brain Brew Custom Whiskey produced the Hook & Hastings Bourbon Whiskey with wood reclaimed from the original pipe organ when Music Hall opened in 1878. Click here to learn more about the organ, made by Hook & Hastings. Proceeds from the whiskey will help support 100+ projects and organizations funded through ArtsWave.

To purchase this limited edition spirit, visit Brain Brew at their location in Newtown. Be sure to call in advance to make sure they have some in stock!

Brain Brew Distillery at the Eureka! Ranch
3849 Edwards Rd
Newtown, Ohio 45244

Bottle Shop Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon tp 7 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed

Price:  $50
Tasting notes
An abundance of Dark Cherry and Vanilla on the nose reminiscent of Cream Soda. Cherry becomes more pronounced on the palate and mingles with flavors of Allspice and Bitter Chocolate. The body is bright and smooth with a finish of toasted Cherry Wood and Vanilla that lingers.

Click here to learn more about Brain Brew Custom Whiskey and their revolutionary technique to create custom whiskey from unique woods.

Contact the Friends of Music Hall by calling 513.744.3293 or emailing to schedule a presentation about the organs, "Pulling Out All the Stops: Music Hall’s Mighty Organs." Presentations are currently conducted using Zoom.

JMR's New Favorite Bourbon!

Hear from Cincinnati Pops director John Morris Russell for a bit of background on Hook & Hastings!

Get your own bottle and enjoy JMR's Holiday Old Fashioned:

2 ounces Hook & Hastings
1 teaspoon ginger syrup
2 dashes of orange bitters
Serve over ice and garnish with maraschino cherry