An award-winning Small batch blend of rum & rye whiskey.

Batch No. 1: Kentucky bourbon barrel finished 12-year-old Trinidad rum together with cask strength rye whiskey. 103 proof. 

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batch no.1: our inaugural batch of deliciousness.

Total bottles: 1650
Proof: 103°
ABV: 51.5%
Appearance: Honey amber.
Aromatics: Butterscotch, cinnamon,
clove, coffee.
Palate: Seasoned oak, vanilla,
maple syrup, citrus.
Finish: Toasted almond, vanilla,
seasoned oak, tea leaves.





Two friends. One accident. Zero regrets.   

Our Story


Our founders, Jordan Morris and Turner Wathen, spent years planning and plotting a product that's uniquely different from any other spirit, yet rich with the craft of Kentucky distilling.

The duo got way more than they bargained for when their 12-year-old Trinidad rum—finished in Kentucky bourbon barrels—was inadvertently mixed with barrel-proof rye whiskey. While they didn't plan to blend these two wonderful spirits, the outcome was fortuitous, to say the least.

The inaugural batch of Fortuitous Union, an accidental blend of 12-year-old Trinidad rum (with no additives) and 5-year-old rye whiskey, promises to be one of the most unique and flavorful spirits on the market. This rare, speciality spirit combines the finest qualities of rum with the trusted edge of barrel-proof rye whiskey.



Fortuitous Union is best enjoyed neat, but substitutes
beautifully for whiskey in classic cocktails.

Manhattan Riff
3-4 parts Fortuitous Union
1 part sweet vermouth
1 dash bitters
1 maraschino cherry
Shake and enjoy.

Fortuitously Fashioned
2 oz. Fortuitous Union
1 tsp. super fine sugar
3 dashes bitters
Orange and cherry to garnish
Combine and enjoy. 

1.5 oz. Fortuitous Union
1/2 oz. Antica Carpano
2 oz. Compari
Twist of lemon or orange peel
Combine and enjoy.
(Recipe developed by Kenny Lyons)

bars & retailers


The Pearl of Germantown
1151 Goss Ave
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 996-7552

Old Town Liquors
1529 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 451-8591

Northern Kentucky

Cork n Bottle
584 Buttermilk Pike
Crescent Springs, KY 41017
(859) 261-8333

To carry Fortuitous Union in your
Kentucky retail store or bar, reach out to:

River City Distributing
(502) 933-0423

Coming soon to California, Texas, Florida and New York. 



Binny's Deverage Depot
Multiple locations in Chicago area
Click here for store locator
(888) 942-9463

The Office at The Aviary
955 W Fulton Market (basement)
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-0868

Clark Street Ale House
742 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 642-9253

Brisku's Bistro & Bar
4100 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 279-9141

Resi's Bierstube
2034 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 472-1749

Evans St. Liquors
1519 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 881-8920

To carry Fortuitous Union in your
Chicago retail store or bar, reach out to:

Burke Beverage
(708) 688-2000