In February 2023, the renowned Old Fourth Fourth Distillery was officially acquired by Shortbarrel Bourbon, a well-respected player in the spirits industry. This acquisition marks the next chapter in the captivating story of Old Fourth, a distillery that has captivated the hearts of connoisseurs for years. With this strategic partnership, Shortbarrel Bourbon aims to preserve the distillery’s rich legacy while infusing its own expertise to unlock new levels of craftsmanship and innovation. The coming years hold exciting prospects as this dynamic collaboration sets out to redefine the artistry of spirits and create unique libations that will leave a lasting impression on the discerning palates of whiskey aficionados. Starting in March of 2023, Old Fourth Distillery is now making bourbon right here in Atlanta for the first time ever!
Old Fourth Distillery proudly stands as Atlanta’s first legal distillery since 1906. Once nestled in the heart of the historic Old 4th Ward, the location became a gathering spot for many. From 2014 to 2022, they have meticulously crafted their spirits, utilizing that state-of-the-art facility that seamlessly integrated cutting-edge technology with the time-honored techniques of the past. Every drop of our exquisite spirits originates from regional, sustainable sources, ensuring a taste that is unparalleled in quality and authenticity.
The original Old Fourth Distillery, loved by many, unfortunately, closed its doors in December of 2022 as the lease for the space was not renewed. However, the resilient new ownership group has now found a new home in Norcross, Georgia. The newly established facility boasts not only the distilling, aging, blending, packaging, and back-office operations but also features a small private tasting room where consumers can indulge in the distinct flavors of both Shortbarrel and Old Fourth spirits. Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to craft exceptional spirits for you to enjoy.
Georgia: United Distributors
Florida: Greenlight Distribution