One member of the Busch family is starting a new endeavor in the booze business.
King Spirits – founded by Steven Busch, beer distributor and son of August A. Busch III – has launched two inaugural spirits in the St. Louis area: Walker’s Cay Bourbon and Hope Town Vodka. Walker's Cay Bourbon is aged in new Missouri oak barrels and finished on sherry cask, while Hope Town Vodka is distilled six times to create an all-natural, gluten-free vodka.
The small-batch spirits are inspired by Steven's time saltwater fishing with his father, who also assisted his son in product development. King Spirits partnered with marine artist Carey Chen to create the aquatic-inspired labels.
Each spirits purchase also supports the King Spirits Giving Initiative, which donates to various organizations supporting the Bahamian community.
You can find King Spirits in several area retailers, including Schnucks, as well as online.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to reflect that August A. Busch III was involved in product development for both spirits.
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