Jamestown Revival x Oak & Eden Whiskey

Words By Brad Neathery

Texas native Americana rock duet, Jamestown Revival, made up of Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance, developed a lifelong friendship at an early age, writing music together when they were kids. The two, along with their band, have made quite a splash in the music scene with their haunting, Simon & Garfunkel-esque harmonies and their huge stage presence.

In 2014, they release their first album ‘Utah,’ and were immediately named iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter of the year and have since had over 55 million streams. They have performed at festivals such as Coachella, Stagecoach, Lollapalooza, Farm Aid 2019, Willie Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival, Austin City Limits and Bottlerock, among others. They’ve performed on Conan, had music featured on NBC’s hit show, ‘This is Us,’ as well as a national Dodge Ram commercial. This duo has earned the love of thousands, and we figured it was high time to create a whiskey together.

In 2020, we released ‘Round Prairie Rye’, a signature exclusive collaboration with Jamestown Revival. The level of demand of Round Prairie Rye led us to develop a reprise with Jamestown Revival under Oak & Eden’s Anthro Series.

The name pays homage to Round Prairie Road, which leads to Jonathan’s family ranch near Houston, TX, where Zach and Jonathan grew up playing and writing music. On their 2019 album ‘San Isabel,’ they wrote a song called ‘Round Prairie Road,’ which is about the ranch and how over the years, oil companies have moved in to exploit mineral rights, fences began going up around them, and their little piece of paradise began to lose much of its holiness. The song is passionate, raw, and soul shaking, which inspired us to name the collaborative barrel proof rye blend release, ‘Round Prairie Rye’.

Keeping in line with the personality of the band, we realized that we needed to keep this whiskey as pure and unaltered as possible. Being rye drinkers themselves, Jonathan & Zach began with Oak & Eden’s award winning rye whiskey, at 116 proof (58% ABV), making for a robust, yet surprisingly smooth finish. We then finish this barrel strength rye whiskey with a toasted French Oak spire, imparting a rich, creamy finish.

You can your very own bottle of their signature whiskey here.

Words By Brad Neathery