Friday, July 17, 2015

Fillibuster - Gin, Bourbon and Rye!

Filibuster Dual Cask Bourbon....$39.99
Dual Cask aging is what makes our small batch whiskies stand apart from the crowd. Whiskey derives its deep golden color, signature aroma and smooth flavors of vanilla, caramel and spice from aging in fully charred American White oak barrels, or “casks”. This aging process has long been the heart and soul of good whiskey.

After several years, once our whiskies have developed a robust richness and a mellow golden hue, we taste and assemble the final blend… but instead of going right to bottling, we allow the batch to “rest” a while – a few months or longer, in 225 liter casks made of French oak previously used in the aging of wine. The tighter grain and subtle flavor profile of these older French oak barrels adds a degree of elegance and finesse to the finished whiskey – nothing overpowering, but a layer of stylish complexity that really pulls all the components together.
Our way costs more, and takes more time, but the results speak for themselves – Filibuster: Be Heard!

Filibuster Dual Cask Rye Whiskey....$39.99
Rye Whiskey is the quintessential American whiskey. At the turn of the last century, distilleries flourished in the east – especially in Western Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York. Rye was the grain of choice, as it made light, spicy whisky that was fabulous neat, or in a cocktail – the original Manhattan recipe calls for Rye…think sweet and spicy.

When Prohibition became the law of the land in 1920, most of the distilleries that made rye whiskey were forced to shut down. Spirit production moved underground, and corn was widely utilized, as it was abundant and cheap. Corn whiskey became the new normal, and Rye was largely forgotten, except when depicted in Hollywood westerns -no self-respecting cowboy would be caught dead drinking anything else!

Today top-quality American Rye is being demanded by whiskey drinkers once again, and Filibuster is making sure their voices are heard! We blend small batches of traditionally-crafted spicy young rye whiskey with a bit of barrel aged bourbon for balance, and let ‘em talk it out for a few months in wine-seasoned French oak casks before bottling. The result is our Dual Cask Rye a unique whiskey that showcases Rye’s firey spice, but is uncommonly smooth going down. This unique process takes more time, and cost more money, but we think the results speak for themselves. Filibuster: Be Heard!

Filibuster Dual Cask Gin Baba...$34.99
"Our master blender works in small batches, carefully choosing aromatic botanicals like locally grown Holy Basil, Rosemary and Lemon Verbena.  We then call on American, and wine seasoned French oak barrels to add power, depth and complexity.  The result is a unique, flavorful gin we are proud to call Gin "Baba", a respectful tribute to those who have given us wisdom, advice and inspiration in pursuit of our passion."

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