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SINGLE BARREL BOURBON #7

SB7 is… you guessed it… the seventh iteration of Branch & Barrel’s single barrel bourbon series. These premium selections are chosen for their outstanding individual character, and bypass any proofing or blending, going straight from barrel to bottle. Affectionately known as our “Caramel Turtle Barrel,” this particular bourbon expression maintains supreme drinkability at 51% ABV as it presents notes of peach, vanilla custard, caramel cream, chocolate, honeyed pecans, dark cherries, and nougat. Decidedly decadent, it’s difficult to make an argument for enjoying this any other way than neat or with a drop or two of water. If you love this bottle as much as we do, we recommend stocking up – once it’s gone it’s gone for good!

SINGLE BARREL 4-GRAIN #2

During our selection process for our last 4 Grain blend, we found a barrel that was just too damn good not to showcase on its own. The second pick in this series, 4G SB #2 is a beautiful followup to the first, which was widely regarded as one of our best releases to date. This time around, the spotlight shines on a diverse cast of flavors, including plum, apricot, carob, walnut, buttercream, and smoked caramel. If you’re a fan of the 4 Grain genre, this cask strength edition makes a lovely addition to your VIP shelf.

SINGLE BARREL RYE #2

With our other straight whiskies getting their own Single Barrel highlight reels, we couldn’t forget about our delicious rye series! Packing a mashbill of 51% Rye, high Corn, and a touch of Malted Barley, this spirit blurs the lines between two beloved whiskey styles. It offers the richness and sweetness of bourbon along with the spicy, earthy rye character you know and love. The best of both worlds? We certainly think so, and our fans seem to agree. In the flavor department, expect notes of chai spices, golden apples, chocolate, sandalwood, dark plum, spices, caramel, mint, and petrichor. We don’t expect this one to stick around very long.

PEAS PLEASE

“Distill a whiskey with peas?!” They said, “You’re crazy!” they said. Nobody actually said this, but this is something like the internal dialogue the B&B team experienced as we announced “Challenge Accepted” to nobody in particular. Corn + Malted Barley + Colorado Field Peas. For fans of bourbon, barrel-aged tequila, and everything in between, Peas Please offers a wholly unique drinking experience to the CO craft spirits fandom. From caramel, baking chocolate, and black pepper, to damp hay, resinous vegetal notes, and desert herbs, there’s a lot to discover as you plumb the depths of this bottle.

VINTNER’S SELECT #1

VS1 is Branch & Barrel’s first ever wine barrel finished release, made in collaboration with our friends at The Wine Group in Parker, CO. They aged a French Marselan blend (Cab Sauv x Grenache) followed by a Chilean Cab Sauv in one of our Bourbon barrels, then emptied and returned that barrel to us. We put a 4 Year Bourbon in, and allowed it to age for an additional 6 months, marrying naturally with any remaining wine in the barrel and extracting the flavor soaked into the staves. The influence from the red wines adds beautiful layers of red berries, red plum, black pepper, dark chocolate, and red/purple grapes atop our Flagship Bourbon’s creme brulee character. This special single barrel release is every bit as decadent and delicious as it sounds!

ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY

This is the second installment in our quest to bring you the most delicious of Colorado honey-infused whiskies. A departure from our usual Wildflower Honey recipe, we decided to give Orange Blossom a try – and we’re thrilled with the result. Still 90 proof 3 Year bourbon at its core, this spirit maintains a delightful heat and body that complements the nuanced flavor of the infused honey. While tasting this whiskey, we discovered flavors of orange marmalade, white florals, licorice, and nutmeg. If you’re a fan of our core Honey release, this limited release bottle will make an excellent addition to your collection.

FUSZEREK

Fuszerek (“few-ser-ek”) is a Hungarian word meaning “spice,” chosen both for the wood this whiskey was finished with and the wonderful overall character of its flavor profile. Arguably the most popular limited release we’ve produced, Fuszerek is a special 5 Year variation of our 3-Way Bourbon. During the latter half of its time in the finishing barrel, rare Hungarian oak staves were introduced, adding incredible flavor to the already vibrant spirit. Often described as deep and complex, the finished whiskey presents notes ranging from pecan praline ice cream to gingersnap cookie to herbal anise, with cinnamon, vanilla, maple, and caramel forming the foundation. We are down to just a few cases left of this phenomenal batch – we recommend moving fast!

FIRE PEPPER KISSED

Fire Pepper was one of Branch & Barrel’s first barrel aging adventures; a perfect demonstration of our early fascination with novel and innovative whiskey aging experiments. This particular project is a blend of 5 Year Whiskies finished in barrels that previously held emulsified hot red peppers and cayenne peppers, respectively. For those that like it hot, this one won’t disappoint. Beyond flavors of caramelized red pepper, vanilla, cayenne, white peppercorn, salted butter, and herbs, expect a respectable level of heat, perfect for spicy Old Fashioneds, Bloody Marys, or any cocktail that needs a little extra kick.

LAS LAGRIMAS BLANCO

As one might imagine, it was a pretty exciting day at Branch & Barrel when we pulled our first non-Whiskey spirit off the still. Adhering to our commitment to fearless experimentation, we elected to make, as far as we know, the world’s first Smoked Grain Agave Spirit. Our goal was to make something that fell somewhere between a Tequila and Mezcal, and by fermenting organic agave syrup on two different varieties of smoked grains, we did just that. Las Lagrimas is altogether vegetal, herbaceous, sweet, fruity, funky, and smoky. From lemon-lime citrus to beef jerky to rainier cherry, you’ll find something new to love with every sip. Lagrimas is a fantastic build-around for your favorite agave cocktails, and puts a fresh new spin on fan favorites such as the Margarita, Paloma, or Sunrise.

ATOCHA BOSUN’S RUM

Upon seeing the great reception of our first clear spirit, Las Lagrimas, we decided to follow it up with another B&B spin on a classic style: Jamaican Pot Still Rum. Honoring the tradition that makes this spirit so unique, we created our own in-house dunder using a collection of carefully chosen ingredients such as pineapple, banana, and Madagascar vanilla bean pods. We also filtered our ferment through a network of several different types of wood chips, further enhancing the texture and flavor complexity. Right off the still, we knew Atocha was going to be special. Vibrant aromas of banana, vanilla custard, pineapple upside down cake, dates, and spices permeated the distillery air, and you’ll find the same experience in each and every bottle. Try this fruity, funky rum in your favorite Tiki drink, or try inventing something new! We may not make this recipe again, but it’ll be sure to delight as long as it’s around.