Location: Christia County, Kentucky
Master Distiller: Paul Tomaszewski
Grains: Local Christian County
Mash bills: Bourbon – 78% White Corn, 17% Rye and 5% Malt
Still: Pot still
The story of MB Roland
MB Roland Distillery is a completely “grain to glass” craft distillery located on an old Amish Farm in Christian Counnty, Kentucky. They use local white corn to hand make each of their uniquely distilled products including their barrel proof Kentucky Bourbon through to their naturally flavored Kentucky Pink Lemonade.
The distillery was founded by Paul & Merry Beth (“MB”) Tomaszewski in 2009 as Kentucky’s first completely “grain to glass” craft distillery. Paul is a native of southeastern Louisiana and arrived to the area via nearby Fort Campbell, while Mary Beth is a local native.
An Amish dairy farm came up for sale and proved to be a wonderful foundation for a Kentucky craft distillery. One of the major benefits of the location is its proximity to their local grain supplier, Christian County Grain, located in nearby Pembroke.
The operation started out with Paul as the one and only full-time distiller in 2009. Since then their team has grown to more than 14 total employees, including Mry Beth coming over full time from her previous career. The one constant with MB Roland, with both their production process and their location is that they love what they do and strive to make that come through in their products, the distillery, and their onsite events