One of the things we get to do it play and experiment with things. Most fun are the uniquely different product and barrel combinations we have in the mix, and as they mature and are ready they will be on the shelves.
Old 51 Wheat Whiskey
If you have never had a good wheat whiskey, you are missing out. Smooth and rich...what a great combination! We bottled the first barrel in September 2016 after 25-months in a 15-gallon barrel. Look for our next release in the spring of 2020!
Collaborating with breweries, wineries, and maple syrup producers, we trade out our used bourbon barrels and then get them back once beer, wine, or syrup have been aged in them as well. From there we "finish" our bourbon whiskey into a one-of-a-kind product bearing the signature of the whatever was just in there. Double Barrel "Buck Shot" are the ones finished in the beer barrels, Double Barrel "Bird Shot" are from the wine barrels, and Double Barrel "Spring Fever" finish in the syrup casks. Our next releases are expected to be ready around Thanksgiving to Christmas, 2019!
"Poachers" Rye Whiskey
We tried a small batch of this in a 5-Gallon barrel and released it in early 2019. Additional barrels are resting for future releases, with the next one anticipated to be in the spring of 2020. The mash bill ranges anywhere from 65% rye (offset with corn) to 100% rye.
From the Vault
Over the years we have experimented with different ways of doing things. Non-standard grain ratios, different barrel types, etc. As these reach maturity, we will release them from time to time showcasing the differences that each bears.