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Locavore Soy Sauce

Matt Jamie • Bourbon Barrel Foods; Louisville, Kentucky

Anyone expecting to find whiskey at Bourbon Barrel Foods is in for a surprise: Rather than aging spirits, those barrels are giving soy sauce a distinctly smoky flavor. "I got to thinking about small-batch olive oils and coffees and decided to try soy sauce," says owner and former chef Matt Jamie. He now makes the country's only microbrewed soy sauce with the same wheat and limestone-filtered Kentucky spring water used in small-batch on

Photo courtesy of Chris Witzke / Gary Miller

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