On Friday, November 27th, Triple Sun Spirits is releasing their Pennsylvania Straight Bourbon. Distilled from a sweet mash of 80% corn, 10% rye and 10% barley, the bourbon is then aged for a minimum of two years in Kentucky oak barrels.
Reserve your bottle of the limited release today. 375 ml bottles are $38 each. Pickup will be available starting on Black Friday.
The single barrel release is described as “offering notes of caramel, vanilla and honey that blend with light spice, tobacco leaf and oakiness.”
When ordering, choose from any of Triple Sun’s three locations including Emmaus, Doylestown or Newtown.
Mark your calendars. Stateside, much better known for their distinctive bottle and vodka, is releasing the fourth batch of their Black Label Bourbon on November 21. You can pre-order your bottle today for pickup on Saturday.
Stateside’s Black Label Bourbon is aged two years in American white-oak barrels. It is bottled at 80 proof and bottles cost $49.99. Get a customized laser engraved bottle for just three dollars more.
Veteran-owned 8 Oaks Farm Distillery in the Lehigh Valley is releasing a special Veterans Cut, bottled-in-bond bourbon this Veterans’ Day. The four-year aged bourbon will be available at the distillery on Monday, November 11 between 6 pm and 8 pm for $79.99 a bottle. $20 from each bottle will be donated to building the Veterans Memorial in Ontelaunee Park in New Tripoli, PA.
Just 200 bottles are going to be on sale and if any remain after Veterans Day, they will be on sale via 8 Oaks’ website.
Watch owner Chad Butters describe the Veterans Memorial project.
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In a frank post to Instagram, Yianni Barakos, co-owner and distiller of Mason Dixon Distillery in Gettysburg lays out the business realities of running a small distillery during a pandemic.
Barakos describes an October rush of sales but a reality of an early November of slump. So in order to get some more money coming in, he is planning on offering more whiskey and at a lower price than ever before.
Mason Dixon’s batch #7 of C. S. Reaser’s Special Bourbon is on sale today at the distillery and available for delivery across the state of Pennsylvania for a flat rate of $10. Mason Dixon’s bourbon has been consistently priced at $95 a bottle, but batch #7 will be $80 for one 110.8 proof bottle, two bottles for $140.
This bourbon will be unique in that it is made up of six types of Pennsylvania grain. Barakos blended three full-size barrels, including one made of malted bloody butcher corn. The bourbon is described as having caramel and toffee on the nose. “Candied spice on the tongue, perfect mouthful, and a beautiful lingering finish that makes you want to come back for another sip again and again.”
Mason Dixon Distillery is open for dining and drinks including in their tented and heated courtyard. The distillery also offers to-go ordering and curbside pickup.
Ever wonder just how corn affects the taste of Bourbon? Then seek out bourbons that showcase different varietals like this limited release from Philadelphia’s New Liberty Distilling’s Kinsey line. Kinsey Blue Corn Bourbon is the latest corn specific whiskey, following on the heels of its Popcorn Bourbon, another specific corn release that has since sold out.
Here, the blue corn is described as “sweeter, nuttier notes to lend a buttery caramel aroma…. Rich nutmeg on the nose, mingled perfectly with candied spice, dried fruit, and cedar wood for a whole new take on tradition.”
Bottles of Kinsey Blue Corn Bourbon are $39.99 and available for curbside pickup, same day delivery to select Philadelphia zip codes and across the state by courier.
If you visit New Liberty this Saturday, you can paint a pumpkin in their courtyard while enjoying warm cocktails and Halloween treats.
If you’re going to flavor a whiskey, you can do a lot worse than maple syrup. The natural sweetener brings out a host of whiskey flavors while adding a smooth but not overbearing sweetness. It really is a cocktail in a bottle. And Lehigh Valley’s County Seat Spirits is releasing its version on Saturday, October 24th.
They’ve blended their Hidden Copper Bourbon with organic maple syrup to create this fall delight. Bottles are $25 for 375 ml, and quantities are extremely limited. County Seat offers pickup, local delivery and shipping to Pennsylvania addresses.
And at the Easton cocktail and tasting room, you can have the maple bourbon in the pictured Old Fashioned garnished with maple candy floss. Hello fall!
One of the silver linings of the pandemic has certainly been seeing distilleries getting creative by offering packaged cocktails to go and for delivery. And has the months have stretched on the packaging has gotten significantly more attractive. Wigle Whiskey has had the packaging down from the get-go with their bottled Old-Fashioned Bourbon Cocktail.
So we’ve got good news and bad news. The good: The bottled Old-Fashioned will be back in stock on Friday, October 9th at the Pittsburgh distillery. The bad: it’s the last batch for the year. So if you’re considering the gift of easy cocktails this holiday season, now is the time to get your credit card out.
The bottled Old Fashioned is made with Wigle’s Organic Straight Pennsylvania Bourbon, Wigle’s own orange bitters and sweetened with cane sugar. You just have to pour it over a large ice cube and garnish with an orange peel.
Pre-order today for pickup or delivery across Pennsylvania. 750 ml bottles are available for $39.
Maggie’s Farm Rum and Liberty Pole Spirits have come together to do a barrel trade. Liberty Pole gave Maggie’s Farm a freshly dumped bourbon cask and Maggie’s sent Liberty Pole a used dark rum cask.
Maggie’s Farm took their normal “50/50” dark rum and finished aging it in that bourbon barrel. Maggie’s Farm founder Tim Russell says, “we’ve done bourbon barrel finishes with this rum before, but we really took our time with this one and even did some additional blending. I’m definitely proud of this one now, but I think I’ll still be proud of it a few years from now (which you know is rare if you know me).”
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Wardog Spirits at Black River Farms Vineyard & Winery in Bethlehem, PA released its Peach infused Bourbon this past week. Co-owner Andy Warner tells us that the peach bourbon has already been a big hit and with Labor Day weekend coming up, we imagine it will continue to be a favorite.
The whiskey starts with Wardog’s Black River Bourbon that then has a handmade peach puree blended in. The final product comes in at 70 proof and goes for $42.42 per 750ml bottle.
Wardog Spirits is open Monday through Thursday, from 2 pm to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5 pm.
New Liberty Distilling has just announced new limited release under its Kinsey brand. Get ready for Popcorn Bourbon.
The bourbon is made with Zea Mays Everta Corn. And what is the exotically named Zea Mays Everta Corn? Well it’s the variety of corn typically used for making popcorn. Perfect perhaps for whiskey and a movie? The bourbon also blends Yellow Dent Corn and malted barley. It’s described as beginning “warm on the nose with notes of apple blossom and creamy sassafras. Drinking neat, you’ll find a lightness that carries flavors of vanilla, ripe cherries, and a lingering candied spice.”
The six year aged bourbon weighs in at 43.4% ABV and is available for $39.99 for a 750ml bottle. Follow this link to order Kinsey Popcorn Bourbon for pickup or delivery to Pennsylvania residents.
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