Special bottles in gift shop

Don't miss an expert's pick and an experimental barrel's offerings

Fred Minnick, Bourbon connoisseur, selected this Wilderness Trail Rye Whiskey. One word can be used to describe each drop of this 104 proof: delicious. We hope you can taste for yourself by making a gift shop purchase. Our gift shop — open 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday — received 114 bottles. Cost is $63. 

The other half of the barrel pick is available at Modern Liquors in Washington, D.C. 

The gift shop also has a special offering of our wheated bottled in bond Bourbon from an experimental barrel. For the experiment, we used an Independent Stave Co. barrel  with a standard #4 char. A 1-inch spiral groove was cut inside the barrel from top to bottom. This opens up more surface area for the wood and whiskey contact than in a standard barrel. The results after 4 years are:
Darker in color
Deeper oak tones in flavor
Light oak tones lingering
Enhanced profiles of certain flavors

It’s a good thing this was a one-time only experiment, because during the barrel dump, the wood shavings, chips and char jammed up our equipment. We like the results, but we can’t cope with jammed equipment on a regular basis.

Date: Dec 18, 2020 — Mar 20, 2020

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