The fad for distilleries releasing their new make spirit continues, this time in the form of Buffalo Trace's 'White Dog', the affectionate name given to unaged whiskey. Competitively-priced and attractively packaged, we reckon that Buffalo Trace's extra style credentials could well see this becoming a hit cocktail ingredient.
A hefty American single malt spirit aged less than 30 days, Wasmund's is double-distilled at the Copper Fox distillery in Virginia from 100% hand-malted barley in small copper potstills. The malting notes for this are 'Light Smoke. 60% Applewood, 40% Cherrywood'.
A rye heavy white dog spirit from Wasmund's - two thirds rye grain and one third malted barley, lightly smoked using apple and cherry wood. It's unaged and perfect for cocktails or as a refill for one of their barrel kits.
Don't be fooled by the name, this isn't just for Christmas! Every year Anchor produce Special Ale, their festive beer. The remaining stock has been distilled in a pot still into a white whiskey with notes of spice.
A set of three half bottles of white dog (unmatured whiskey) show-casing Buffalo Trace's 3 main spirit recipes. Along with the already released Mash #1 there is also Wheated Mash, used to make WL Weller and Pappy Van Winkle, and Rye Mash, used to make Sazerac. An interesting insight into the development of whiskey in the cask and an increasingly popular cocktail ingredient.
A great idea from the folks at Wasmund's - a 2 litre new charred oak cask, two 70cl bottles of their single malt spirit and the challenge of maturing your own 'whisky'. It'll pick up flavour quickly in a barrel this small so it's perfect for experimentation.
A 'mature your own' kit from the experimenters at Wasmund's. A new charred 2 litre American white oak barrel and two 70cl bottles of their rye spirit to fill it with. The barrel's reuseable (and we recommend that you do) and is perfect for a bit of wood aging for any spirit you want to play with.