Tommyrotter Distillery’s foray into brown spirits began last November with the release of their Triple Barrel American Whiskey and limited edition Napa Valley Heritage Cask Straight Bourbon Whiskey. A small-batch distillery based in Buffalo, New York, Tommyrotter’s Triple Barrel American Whiskey is a blend of three different bases — two Indiana bourbons and one Tennessee whiskey aged in two types of white American oak barrels and finished in a red wine French oak barrel.
Tommyrotter is at home in the F.N. Burt building, a 115-year-old paper box factory located in the heart of Buffalo’s historic Hydraulics manufacturing district. At its height of production, the company produced as many as 4 million boxes a day, used to store everything from cigarettes to shoe polish. After decades of dormancy, the building was most recently home to New Era Cap Company. Beginning in 2015, and with new revitalization of the Hydraulics district, Tommyrotter Distillery began distilling small batch craft spirits on this historic site.
Tommyrotter Triple Barrel American Whiskey (92 proof)
Visual: Medium yellow-gold.
Nose: Lively malt patina with milder notes of char, vanilla and leather.
Taste: Exceptionally flavorful and balanced. The aging is just young enough to add sprightliness, but old enough to smooth out any rough edges. This is surprisingly like a single malt.
Finish: Medium long with more of the buttery and creamy notes lingering to good effect.
Overall: A new favorite at the GSN offices. This works equally well straight or in a classic whiskey cocktail.
GSN Rating: A-
For more information go to: Tommyrotter