It’s a great time to be a whisky fan (or a whiskey fan, if you must). Thanks to the swing of the pop-culture pendulum away from vodka, our on-going obsession with all things “craft,” and Don Draper’s penchant for an old fashioned, there are now more brown bottles on shelves than ever before, from all over the world. That’s exciting. But at the top of that shelf, where it’s always been, you’ll still find the granddaddy of them all, unequaled in age or complexity: single malt Scotch. (These days at Mollie Stone’s, you’ll even find the telltale silver stag on a bottle of The Dalmore, but I’m getting ahead of myself.) Continue reading
Now available in a very limited quantity: Single Barrel Bernheim Wheat Whiskey hand-selected by the Mollie Stone’s team!
We enjoyed our Evan Williams Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey so much last year that we decided to select another single barrel again this year. Wanting something unique and different for our customers, we reached out to the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky, where Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey is distilled in Rickhouse Y.
Bernheim is the first truly new variety of American straight whiskey introduced since Prohibition, and is the first whiskey to use winter wheat as the primary grain (>51%) in its mashbill. The result is a velvety soft, sweet flavor and medium finish with a brilliant copper color. It is defined as “small batch” as the Master Distillers select from 75 barrels or less to create the one-of-a-kind taste profile. As a straight whiskey, it meets the same criteria as Bourbon or rye – aged a minimum of two years in new, charred oak barrels, distilled at less than 160 proof and contains no coloring, flavoring or blending agents. Continue reading