Release Date: 2/10/2017
Our passion for fine spirits runs from grain to glass. We mill and double pot distill every drop of this gorgeous white whisky from start to finish using only the finest Indiana-grown corn with the balance being a blend of wheat, oats, and specialty barley malt. Long luscious legs and a full palate experience create a great expression neat, chilled or in your favorite cocktail. Based on tradition and focused on quality, we respect the grain.
This white whisky has been fermented using superior wine/brandy yeasts at colder temperatures than most “white dog” or “moonshine” whiskey to bring out and highlight the sweeter, fruitier, nuances of the raw grain material. It is double distilled in our two pots stills and very precise cuts between heads, hearts, and tails are made to create an immensely drinkable product more akin to a fine European fruit Eau-De-Vie.
Appearance: Crystal clear, viscous and leggy.
Aroma: Surprisingly floral and fresh. Oats are way up front, soft, sweet, and almost vanilla. Very approachable and lures you in, entirely different from moonshines and “white dogs” on the market.
Front: Immediate oat meal notes with hints of butterscotch and vanilla
Mid: Spreads across the palate for full mouthfeel, velvety, sweet, and very creamy. A slight earthy complexity comes forward from the wheat to provide some contrast and constraint to the sweetness with a tiny bit of heat/cinnamon that dances on top of the tongue.
Back: An almost dark chocolate/slightly tannic note makes its appearance along with a bit of peach. Sweet and buttery, only faint heat. Gorgeous oat flavor stands up through and through.
Finish: Long and silky, hangs around leaving the impression of grandma’s snickerdoodle cookies. Butterscotch, cinnamon, and vanilla all make appearances and beckon to revisit the glass once more.
History: This recipe dates back to Distiller Alan Bishop’s days as a “home distiller” producing whisky for friends and family.
Each of our distillates has a story, a color, and a tone. As such we have created a Spotify playlist for each project. The songs themselves may have little to nothing to do with the history of the drink or might not reference the drink at all but played a huge part in the creation of each spirit.
Playlist: This is a running list of the songs that inspired the creation of our white bourbon whisky.
Queens of The Stone Age – Smooth Sailing
Hank 3 – Moonshiners Life
David Allen Coe – The Ride
Waylon Jennings With Hank Williams Jr. – The Conversation
Welch & Rawlings Tear My Stillhouse Down
Skip James – Sickbed Blues
Robert Johnson – Crossroads
Bill Monroe – Uncle Penn
Soundgarden – Burden in my hand
Corrosion of Conformity – Drowning in a Daydream
Our Lady Peace – One Man Army
John Prine – Paradise
Brian Elmore – Moonshine