What’s Happening With Whiskey
From Drinking In America on Feb 16, 2014
America’s favorite spirit is always keeping us on our toes. With two aged whiskies joining the party and brand new flavors, we have even more bottles to get our hands on. Here’s the latest whiskey news.
Living up to its name, Woodstock is proving to be an innovator in the bourbon whiskey category. After their releases of cinnamon flavored Hot Licks and honey flavored Killer Bee, Woodstock is coming out with two new very interesting bourbon flavors. Vanzilla and After Dark are set to become two of the first vanilla and chocolate bourbons on the market. Naturally, we’re hesitant about drinking flavored bourbon but we’ll do it in the name of booze. The two new flavors will be available in March for $16.99. Jury’s still out on these.
In Louisiana, aged whiskey hasn’t been in production since Prohibition but Thibodaux’s Donner-Peltier Distillery is finally ready to crank out some of America’s favorite spirit. Their release, LA1 bourbon is distilled with native ingredients and is a, “tip of the hat to Louisiana farmers” says founder Tom Donner. The whiskey is available at the distillery now and with full production starting shortly, we should see these bottles from the Big Easy on the shelves soon enough.
Moving on to Minnesota. The first aged whiskey made in the state is ready for your tasting. Panther Distillery in Osakis is rolling out their aged whiskey called Minnesota 14, a tribute to the Gopher State (rough nickname). The first ever whiskey distillery in the state aged their corn-based whiskey for nearly two years in white oak barrels. The first batch from Panther is now available at 600 local stores in Minnesota. Anyone else – you’ll have to take a visit to the distillery.