Bottle Barn Barrel Selections
One of the best parts of the job comes every year when we sit down with Bill Hart from Four Roses Distillery and we taste and critically analyze barrel samples from one of our favorite distillers. What follows is the purchase of single barrels of whiskey, which are specially labeled and sold only in our store.
We are currently featuring two versions of Four Roses Single Barrel. One is 100 proof and the other is full cask strength. They are two of the tastiest bourbons we have tried all year. It is obvious that this once dominant U.S. brand is back, Four Roses was just named by Whiskey Magazine as, Distillery of the Year! The brand was extremely popular in the middle part of the 1900′s and had, until recently, become primarily an export brand. Well it’s back with a vengeance and making some of the best whiskies in the world! Each barrel is distinct. The 100 proof bottling has loads of vanilla in the nose and the texture is velvety smooth and seamless, while the cask strength offering is super fruity in the nose, cherries and spice are dominant. The texture is almost as smooth as the 100 proof, which is quite remarkable considering the high alcohol content. We were just amazed how smooth both these barrels were at their strength. Hats off to Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, for a job well done. Come check ‘em out while they last!
- Four Roses Single Barrel 100 proof (Bottle Barn Selection) $33.99 SOLD OUT!!!
- Four Roses Single Barrel Cask Strength (Bottle Barn Selectio) $48.99 SOLD OUT!!!
Other Cool New Stuff
Who would have thought that some of the coolest new whiskies we tried this year came from the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Yes, New York! The past couple years have seen an amazing out-pouring of Bourbons, Ryes and other whiskies from all over the country. Utah, Colorado, Oregon, and so on. Tuthilltown Distillery is one of the best by far. We have brought in four of their whiskies and I hope you’ll give ‘em a try.
- Hudson Manhattan Rye 375ml
- Hudson Single Malt 375ml
- Hudson 4-Grain 375ml
- New York Corn 375ml
Rare Single Malt Collection
We are fortunate to be within 60 miles of one of the premier brandy producers in the world, Germain Robin. These beautifully styled brandies rank right up there with the fine cognacs and armagnacs of France, which are generally considered the standard to which all brandy is measured.