Episode 155. Matt Jamie – Founder and Owner, Bourbon Barrel Foods LLC and Bluegrass Soy Sauce Co., Ltd.
Matt Jamie’s motto of “Slow. Small. Simple.” guides his company in producing high-quality, bourbon-based sauces.
Louisville-native Matt established Bourbon Barrel Foods in 2006. Made in re-purposed bourbon barrels, Matt uses Kentucky-grown non-GMO soybeans, soft red winter wheat, and limestone-filtered Kentucky water to produce his soy sauce. The smoky, brothy, meaty sauce has a subtle sweetness, similar to fine Kentucky bourbon. Bourbon Barrel Foods has since grown to include smoked spices, artisan sugars, gourmet sauces and marinades, grill wood, sorghum, vanilla extract, and a Woodford Reserve® branded line.
Matt’s studio is based in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, and hosts cooking classes, chef-driven events, and corporate team-building activities. He is an active Greater Louisville Inc. member and supports a pro-business environment. The company’s motto of “Slow. Small. Simple.” remains an integral part of its culture and the artisan nature of Bourbon.
Matt’s hobbies are tennis and fatherhood. He resides in Louisville and has two children.