DISTILLER’S SERIES SPIRITS
We are always working on new spirits, and occasionally come up with creations that we are excited to share. We often bottle these spirits under our Distillery Series label, and those ones are only available here at the distillery. These products are often made only once, or on a very limited basis – check back often or you might miss out!
Here are some of our most recent offerings:
A lesser known, herbal-style liqueur with caraway as a dominant flavor. We made this for fun, and enjoyed it so much we thought we’d share some of it as well. Delicious for sipping, and also for mixing – some classic old cocktails call for this obscure ingredient, and it plays well with other savory flavors. Our Kümmel was 35% abv, and it is sold out.
Peated Malt Whiskey
From time to time we experiment with peated malt – we’ve released two batches of peated malt whiskey thus far. Unfortunately, the latest one is now sold out. It had a rich nose, with smoke, spice and a hint of salinity. On the palate, it is rich and layered, with oak, smoke and notes of earth, and a lingering, round finish. Delicious for a cold winter’s night. We have more aging, so stay tuned! This whiskey was 45% abv.
PAST DISTILLER’S SERIES SPIRITS
We like to create interesting, unique things. Here are a few of the distiller’s series spirits we’ve released in the last few years. Past editions have included things like a smoked version of our Tahitian Vanilla vodka, a malty genever, and many other quirky, delicious creations.
This vodka resulted from a collaboration with one of Chicago’s great steakhouses, Benny’s Chop House. For many years, it was their house vodka – specifically designed to pair with their prime steaks in classics like a Vodka Martini, a Dirty Vodka Martini, or simply on the rocks. It makes amazing cocktails too, and we have a small amount of it remaining that we are glad to share. It is primarily a straight vodka, with subtle hints of white peppercorn, fresh citrus, and lemongrass. It was 40% abv (80 proof), and is now SOLD OUT.
Blueberry Gin Cordial
Taking inspiration from the great produce at our area farmers’ markets, we made a delicious sipping-style liqueur using fresh regional blueberries and our Distiller’s Gin No. 11. Layers of flavor, with bright, fresh fruit and rich botanicals. Delicious over ice, or with soda, but also fun to mix! Our Blueberry Gin Cordial was 40% abv, and is SOLD OUT.