Reservoir Distillery: Bourbon Whiskey

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Born from a trip with friends and a declaration that we could do tradition one better, our Bourbon is a one of a kind, 100% corn mash bill.  We take that baseline of a great Bourbon and turn it up all the way, producing a big, bright profile.  Though most bourbons add a rye component to the mash bill for additional flavor – or, to a lesser extent, wheat – Reservoir trusts the full force of local corn and deep aging in our small barrels to produce a unique bourbon that is different from any other product available on the market.

Our Bourbon is the most traditional yet unique whiskey in our house expressions.  It’s a beautiful midpoint balance of sweet between the softness of the Wheat and the sharp grain of the Rye.  Appealing to experienced whiskey hunters and the novice alike.

Built to be bigger than the average Bourbon, our expression is bottled at 100 proof/50%ABV so that you can proof the spirit down to your liking and taste. We recommend trying our Bourbon Whiskey neat—to establish a baseline, then adding a touch of water or a single ice cube to temper the proof.

Our Tasting Notes:

Pour neat with a single cube sweating allowing the whiskey to open over the course of time

Nose: Vanilla, chalk, corn and toast

Palate: Char, pencil shavings, coffee and pecan with a medium to full body

Finish: Tobacco leaf transitioning into a sweet cherry finish that lingers

Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2017: 93.5 rating

Individual Awards

2012    Bronze             Small Batch 10ys & Younger San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2013    Double Gold   11+ Years and Older              San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2014    Silver               11+ Years and Older              San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2016    Silver               11+ Years and Older              San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016         Gold                11+ Years and Older              NY World Wine & Spirits Competition

2016    Silver               Bourbon Whiskey                   New York International Spirits Competition

2016    Virginia Bourbon Distillery of the Year         New York International Spirits Competition