2018 Commemorative Malt Whiskey Release
Though we’ve been making whiskey for over a decade, we haven’t sold any by the bottle until now – Spring 2018 – when we are introducing a commemorative release of malt whiskey. Call us old-school, but we believe that great whiskey takes time. For this particular whiskey, we started with malted barley, which we fermented and then distilled through Ethel the Still. Then, we filled some full-size used bourbon barrels with it, and let them sit in our distillery. For years.
This particular whiskey is a blend of 2 barrels – 6 and 8 years old. They’re not our oldest, but they are well-matured, and represent the style and flavor profile we’ve been seeking all these years. It has a soft, inviting nose of heather, malt and hints of eucalyptus. On the palate, it is delicious, smooth and nuanced, starting with a spice note, leading to a rush of velvety smooth malt and honey, finishing dry with undertones of rye spice and orange.
We will pour it for the first time on Friday, March 16, 2018, and sell bottles starting on Saturday, March 17 – until we run out.
Update: we ran out. Stay tuned for future releases – we expect to begin releasing larger quantities of this whiskey in 2019, probably around St. Patrick’s Day.