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MGP Supports Lawrenceburg Heritage With Limited Edition Bourbon Whiskey

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., Nov. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MGP, a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and a main sponsor of the inaugural Whiskey City Festival in Lawrenceburg, Ind., is proud to announce the release of Metze's Medley. This limited edition Indiana straight bourbon whiskey has been produced in support of the festival that is being held this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8.

"MGP has a proud legacy of making world-class whiskeys," said President and CEO Gus Griffin. "This limited edition medley, mashed and distilled at our historic distillery in Lawrenceburg, celebrates that legacy and the whiskey industry's long history in the Lawrenceburg community."

Metze's Medley, a unique whiskey, consists of 20% 2005 Bourbon (21% Rye), 20% 2005 Bourbon (36% Rye), and 60% 2008 Bourbon (21% Rye). Showcasing subtle grain differences, this finely crafted combination delivers a rich full taste with slight vanilla notes and a spicy finish. The product is named for MGP Master Distiller Greg Metze, who has spent his entire 36-year career at the company's distillery in Lawrenceburg.

MGP is joining with the City, Lawrenceburg Main Street, Hollywood Casino and the Dearborn County Visitor Center to support the festival. Guests who donate $100 or more to the Greater Cincinnati United Way at the event will receive a bottle of Metze's Medley. Metze will be on hand to sign each bottle. The product will not be available for retail sale.

"MGP is pleased and excited for the opportunity to play a substantial role in supporting this festival, while also coming up with a creative way to further support our communities through donations to the United Way," Griffin said.

Other activities during the two-day festival will feature whiskey tastings and exhibits, talks by industry experts, specially prepared food and great music, including nationally-recognized entertainment.

Since 1803, Lawrenceburg has been home to several distilleries, earning its name, "Whiskey City." Through the years, the industry has made its mark on the history, economy and lives of generations of residents, regionally, as well as locally. MGP's Lawrenceburg distillery was established in 1847 as Rossville Distillery. It was acquired by Joseph E. Seagram and Sons in 1933, and purchased by MGP in 2011.

Additional details about the Whiskey City Festival can be accessed at www.whiskeycityfestival.net.

About MGP

MGP is a leading independent supplier of premium spirits, offering flavor innovations and custom distillery blends to the beverage alcohol industry. The company also produces high quality food grade industrial alcohol and formulates grain-based starches and proteins into nutritional and highly functional ingredients for the branded consumer packaged goods industry. The company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where a variety of distilled alcohol products and food ingredients are manufactured. Distilled spirits are also produced at company facilities in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. For more information, visit mgpingredients.com.

CONTACT: Shanae Randolph, 913.367.1480 shanae.randolph@mgpingredients.com Steve Pickman, 913.367.1480 steve.pickman@mgpingredients.com

Source:MGP Ingredients, Inc.