Fall Preview: Binny's Handpicked Casks
The Whiskey Hotline hit the road this year. Weve been all over the country and all over the world in search of casks of the finest spirits around. When we find the best of the best, we claim them as our own and call them Binnys Handpicked Casks. Watch for these selections over the next few months:
Signatory Bretts annual late spring trip to Scotland yielded some excellent single cask single malts. Several values and a couple of hidden gems from the independent bottlers extensive archives are in bottle, and word is theyll be on the water soon. 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Sifting through a collection of samples, we found five barrels we especially loved. Never content to just let things be, we started playing with them, and guess what we made . Rhine Hall Sometimes hitting the road means going just down the road to Chicagos Rhine Hall, for example. We picked three barrels of apple brandy. The variety of toast and age yielded three drastically different bottlings, all bottled at higher proof than Rhine Halls usual bottles. Few Spirits ...Or hitting the road could mean visiting sunny Evanston, Illinois, to dig through Fews super secret barrel warehouse. Watch for Binnys Handpicked vattings of Fews top-notch bourbon and rye, plus maybe a single barrel rye. You know who to ask. WhistlePig Were excited to continue the Handpicked WhistlePig tradition with two more excellent additions to the series. But the highlight here might be two new custom WhistlePig blends, starting with their Old World components as a foundation, and maybe a special fourth ingredient we can neither confirm nor deny Buffalo Trace Over the summer, we hit the road to Kentucky, and stop number one was Buffalo Trace. Were stocking up on five single barrels of Old Weller 107, plus a vatting of Weller Special Reserve. Plus several barrels of Blantons. Heres the cool part: this round puts total Binnys Handpicked purchases from Buffalo Trace over 400 barrels. Thank you, Mark, Kris, Elmer, Ronnie, Beau and Harlan! Four Roses Next up, Four Roses. Due to production restrictions at the distillery driven by your thirst, we buy all the Four Roses single barrels we can get. In this case, it means at least five new barrels over the next few months, with more on the way. Angels Envy We couldnt help but visit the old Angels Envy warehouse and facility and were looking forward to seeing the new space when construction is complete! The fruit of visit is two more custom Binnys blends, bottled asSt. Someobdy and St. Somebody Else, pending labelling approval and canonization. Always a treat. Copper & Kings Thats right, brandy from the heart of bourbon country in Louisville, Kentucky. Copper & Kings is churning out brandy for whiskey lovers, and theres no better place to start than the Binnys Handpicked cask, arriving soon. Were dialing it up by having it bottled at a vivid 120 proof. Be sure to keep an eye on the Whiskey Hotline as these Binnys Handpicked Casks roll in over the next few weeks and months! Check out the Whiskey Hotline for more information on product release, events and inudstry news!