Press Release

Purple Heart Rye Whiskey

Limited Release

Old Hillside Bourbon Company located in Durham, North Carolina is proud to announce the forthcoming release of a special Purple Heart Rye Whiskey, with a tribute to two local heroes: Sergeant Nathan Jakubisin of the United States Marine Corps and Sergeant Derek Drew of the United States Army. This heartfelt recognition is a testament to their exceptional service and sacrifice.


Event Details:

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center, 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs, NC


In partnership with the well-respected, local veteran’s non-profit, Military Missions In Action, Old Hillside Bourbon Company will host a label unveiling ceremony in Holly Springs NC. The public is cordially invited to join this special event to honor our local heroes.

Sergeant Nathan Jakubisin, a Marine Corps veteran, and Sergeant Derek Drew, an Army veteran, have both demonstrated remarkable courage and dedication in their service to our nation. Their stories of valor and sacrifice serve as an inspiration to all. The label unveiling ceremony on October 14th will provide an opportunity to pay tribute to these brave veterans and will feature a special label on the Purple Heart Rye Whiskey, highlighting their stories and service.

Additionally, Old Hillside Bourbon Company is proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the Purple Heart Rye Whiskey will be donated in support of Military Missions In Action, a non-profit organization committed to assisting veterans in need.



 Jesse Carpenter, Co-Founder of Old Hillside Bourbon Company, expressed,

“We are deeply honored to recognize the courage and sacrifices of Sergeant Nathan Jakubisin and Sergeant Derek Drew with this special Purple Heart Rye Whiskey release. Their service to our country deserves recognition and these two heroes merit our utmost respect and gratitude.”


Greg Gebhardt, Executive Director of Military Missions in Action, added,

“We are thrilled to partner with Old Hillside Distillery in honoring our local heroes. The support from this partnership will enable us to continue our mission of assisting Veterans in need and their families.”


Join us on October 14th as we unveil these one-of-a-kind labels that celebrate the bravery and selflessness of these local heroes while showing our support for Military Missions In Action.


For Media Inquiries: email or Contact: Jesse Carpenter Co-Founder of Old Hillside Bourbon Company



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