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Hamilton Distillers Classic Unsmoked Del Bac Whiskey

This single malt is is produced onsite, dubbed “The Control,” this unsmoked whiskey is modeled after traditional Highland and Speyside single malts.
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Arroyo Design is a small custom furniture company founded upon the principles of using mesquite wood from the Sonoran Desert and making it into fine furniture, as opposed to using exotics from the rainforest. That same idea is the founding principle on which Del Bac Whiskey was founded. Stephen Paul founded the private family-owned and operated distillery company, Hamilton Distillers, Inc. in 2006. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona they produce a unique range of Single Malts, including Del Bac.

Del Bac was conceived while Stephen was drinking Scotch and barbecuing with mesquite scraps from his custom furniture company. The idea was born to malt barley over mesquite instead of peat. The result was a signature whiskey embodying the spirit of the American Southwest terroir. The unique whiskey was initially distilled using a 5-gallon alembic pot-still from Portugal. While perfecting the production process he learned how to malt barley, initially using a 6-row cattle-feed barley sourced from nearby Coolidge, AZ, later sourcing a 2-row malting barley from Southern Colorado.

After graduating with a 40-gallon pot-still in 2011. Stephen and his daughter Amanda incorporated Hamilton Distillers in 2011. They expanded and re-vamped their facility incorporating a 500-gallon distillery and malt house to malt 5,000 lb batches using a tank system to steep, germinate, and dry the malt between two tanks, a system that allows for more control, yielding a better quality malt.

"We do everything right in-house. We malt our own barley, and we mash, ferment, distill, barrel and bottle under one roof. After learning that so many “craft” or “artisan” American whiskeys actually come from the same mega distillery in Indiana, we are especially proud to say we do it all ourselves. It’s as real as it could ever be” (producer).

This whiskey is dubbed “The Control” being the test whiskey in product-development. “Modeled after a Highland or Speyside Scotch, it lacks the smoke of the Islay Scotches. With caramel, molasses and marzipan on the nose, and ripe stone fruits up front on the palate, the Classic delivers a spice and honey finish” - Hamilton Distillers.  

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Caramel, molasses and marzipan on the nose, and ripe stone fruits up front on the palette, followed by a spice and honey finish.

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