Thursday, October 12, 2017

J. Rieger Tasting with Dave Pickerell and Nathan Perry

Continuing our amazing string of whiskey tastings with some of the heavy weights of the industry for our 35th Anniversary year!

Meet Legendary Master Distiller, Dave Pickerell
Meet Nathan Perry - head distiller at J. Rieger
Taste the whiskey and get autographs!


Thursday October 12 from 5-7pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd in Clayton

Meet Dave Pickerell partner at J. Rieger and Co., and former Master Distiller at Maker's Mark and current master distiller at Whistlepig and a big proponent of craft distilleries. 
Nathan Perry (head distiller at J. Rieger and Co.)

We will taste --

  • J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey
  • J. Rieger's Midwestern Premium Vodka
  • J. Rieger's Midwestern Dry Gin
  • J. Rieger's Caffe Amaro
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J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey
Our bottling of Kansas City Whiskey pays tribute to the original brand by utilizing a blend of Corn, Malt, and Straight Rye Whiskies, as well as a small amount of 15 year old Oloroso Sherry from the Williams & Humbert Bodedga in Jerez, Spain. The use of Sherry in American Whiskey was commonplace in the 1800s, but was lost after prohibition.. Bottled at 90 proof and comprised of Whiskeys aged at least 7 years, our Kansas City Whiskey is a balanced, smooth, and slightly sweet and powerful Whiskey that is beautiful when served neat or on the rocks, but also works well in classic cocktails such as the Horsefeather and Old Fashioned."

Dave Pickerell 


Dave, a luminary in the world of whiskey, is one of the nation’s preeminent master distillers. Before joining WhistlePig, he spent 14 years as the Master Distiller for Maker’s Mark in Loretto, Kentucky. He joined the WhistlePig team with a simple (yet astoundingly complex) objective: create the finest rye whiskey.

More info about their other products that we will taste

J. Rieger Caffe Amaro
Our Caffé Amaro is a one of a kind take on Coffee Liqueurs. Amaro (the Italian word for ‘bitter’) is a category of liqueur characterized by its bitter, herbal, and slightly sweet flavor which stems from the use of botanicals, herbs, and cane syrup. Caffè Amaro is a collaborative spirit with Kansas City-based coffee roasters, Thou Mayest who selects a single origin coffee roast that we utilize to contribute to the flavors the botanicals generate. Our Caffé Amaro spends a brief amount of time in a whiskey barrel resulting in a rich, bittersweet flavor that works great in cocktails or can be enjoyed by itself after a meal.

J. Rieger Midwestern Dry Gin
Midwestern Dry Gin is inspired by the traditional London Dry Gins that famously emphasize the spicy and aromatic character of mature Juniper berries. By selecting only the finest botanicals from around the world, the result is bold, full-flavored Gin with layers of aroma and a complexity of flavor that makes it perfect for sipping on the rocks or ideal for classic cocktails.

J. Rieger Midwestern Premium Vodka
Our Midwestern Premium Vodka is 100% wheat based and conveys a clean and smooth flavor, as well as a full body and rich texture. Given a final distillation in our 750-gallon copper pot still, we are able to round out the spirit while giving it a full-body mouth feel.

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