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Mark Stoops and wife Chantel investing in bourbon business

Mark Stoops is embracing his inherited Kentucky roots.

The Kentucky Football head coach and his wife Chantel are investing in a new local bourbon business and distillery, Old Wm. Tarr bourbon, according to Wave3news.

“It’s been a really cool investment for several reasons,” Chantel Stoops said. “For one thing, it’s a lot of fun and it’s so neat to learn about the bourbon.”

The bourbon is named after Paris, KY native William Tarr, who owned and operated Lexington’s first federally registered distillery back in the 1860s-70s. They aren’t running tours right now due to the pandemic but announced their first product this past Wednesday, Old Wm. Tarr Manchester Reserve, a 7-year aged small-batch bourbon with a proof of 114. The distillery also announced the production of a 12-year bourbon called Inheritance, which has a proof of 120.

“This bourbon has actually got a really smooth and wonderful flavor to it and for me, it’s also the romantic part of bourbon,” Chantel Stoops added. “It’s the glass and the big cube and the pour.”

Was this the bourbon that Stoops was talking about after the win over Tennessee?

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Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

11 Comments for Mark Stoops and wife Chantel investing in bourbon business



  1. UKgrad80
    7:04 pm November 1, 2020 Permalink

    Like the offense slow as “tarr”



  2. ukyelecteng
    7:11 pm November 1, 2020 Permalink

    “The distillery also announced the production of a 12-year bourbon called Inheritance, which is aged 12 years” — aged 12 years? I never would have guessed from the name



  3. TBW3011
    7:21 pm November 1, 2020 Permalink

    Isn’t this a conflict of interest considering his offense?



  4. Stop Hammer Time
    7:31 pm November 1, 2020 Permalink

    He needs to invest in a treadmill. And maybe hire someone to block him from his refrigerator.



  5. KYCat4EVER
    9:37 pm November 1, 2020 Permalink

    I would think after the lackluster disappointment of a season we have seen so far from Coach Stoop-id …

    UK fans should start our own business called FEATHER and merge it with TARR … perhaps even let Coach Grann and Stoop-id wear the product as we fire them both from UK football! ?

    GONE BIG BLUE!



  6. kydrummer
    10:06 pm November 1, 2020 Permalink

    He needs to invest in an offense that scores points!



    • peaches76
      10:22 pm November 1, 2020 Permalink

      I was going to ask that he invest some time/money in a passing game!



  7. UKFanSC
    8:35 am November 2, 2020 Permalink

    In no time Drew will be hawking “$10 pours” ……



  8. wildcatdon
    10:18 am November 2, 2020 Permalink

    When they first asked Stoops to invest, he said I’ll pass. But when someone told him this wasn’t football related he changed his mind and jumped in.



  9. KyZoneBlitz
    4:59 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

    Damn y’all are salty…. You’d never guess we just went threw the joker years..