Small Batch Bourbon Ponzu


Small Batch Bourbon Ponzu is a combination of Bluegrass Soy Sauce, all natural fresh lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, and a hint of Kentucky bourbon. With the perfect balance of salty and sweet this vibrant sauce adds citrus elements perfect for dumplings and sushi.

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Established in 2006 as the U.S.’s only soy sauce microbrewery, Bourbon Barrel Foods has become a cornerstone in both the bourbon and gourmet foods industries. All of Bourbon Barrel Foods’ products incorporate innovative uses of bourbon barrels and are crafted with care in small batches.

Bluegrass Soy Sauce is handcrafted in Louisville, Kentucky using the local ingredients of the Bluegrass state. We combine solar-evaporated sea salt with Kentucky grown soft red winter wheat and non-GMO soybeans from Marion County. The climate of this part of the state is essential because the humidity makes for higher water content in the wheat and soy.

With the combination of non-GMO soybeans, wheat, and yeast (this is called a koji), we add limestone-filtered spring water brought in from Bardstown, Kentucky. Limestone-filtered spring water is the same water used to make Kentucky bourbon. The high mineral content of the limestone-filtered water adheres well to the yeast, ideal for fermenting the mash/koji.

By law, bourbon barrels can only be used once to age bourbon. By using the barrels as an aging vessel, the soy sauce becomes infused with the essence of Kentucky’s finest bourbon and the rich oaky flavors from the charred barrels. Each barrel of Bluegrass Soy Sauce ages for one year inside the barrels until it’s pressed and the final product is bottled.


The clean and refreshing flavors are great for making salad dressings, seasoning fresh vegetables, or marinating fish, pork, poultry, and beef.


Soy Sauce (water, non-GMO soybeans, wheat, salt, yeast) lemon juice, rice vinegar, bourbon, sugar, bonito flakes, cayenne


We want you to be happy with your purchase.  However, because of the nature of spices as a personal as a food product, we cannot accept used product for refund or exchange.  We will be happy to accept the unused product in its original packaging for exchange or refund, less shipping and handling fees.  If the product is damaged we will make arrangements for a replacement. Please include a photo of the damaged item.

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