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Las Vegas Distillery unveils Nevada’s first bourbon in celebration of the state’s 150th anniversary

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Bottles of “Nevada 150” bourbon whiskey are displayed during “Bourbon Day” at the Las Vegas Distillery in Henderson Saturday, June 14, 2014. The bourbon whiskey, the first bourbon produced in Nevada, is named for Nevada’s sesquicentennial.
Photo: Steve Marcus

Now Nevadans have one more way to celebrate their state’s 150th birthday: By trying the state’s first-ever bourbon.

The special “Nevada 150” bottling from the Las Vegas Distillery went on sale on June 14. It’s available for a limited time (only 2,014 bottles were produced—get it?), and unlike previous products, this one can only be purchased at the distillery at 7330 Eastgate Road, according to owner George Racz.

Nevada 150 bourbon uses 60 percent Nevada yellow corn, 20 percent Nevada soft white winter wheat, 16 percent malted barley and 4 percent rye. It was barreled in late 2011 and early 2012—by law, bourbon must be at least 2 years old—and was bottled at 90 proof. Each bottle retails for $100, but Racz says there are other ways to celebrate the sesquicentennial as well—T-shirts, hats, wood plaques and more.

To reserve your bottle or to find out more, call 702-629-7534 or go to lasvegasdistillery.com.

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