Low Gap Blended Whiskey
Aged in oak barrels previously used to mature Pappy Van Winkle, Low Gap whiskey was named “Artisan Whiskey of the Year” by Whisky Advocate in 2012.
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Over three decades ago, Ansley Coale picked up a hitchhiker along Route 101 just north of San Francisco. The hitchhiker — Hubert Germain-Robin — was of French origin and came from a family that had been producing cognac since 1782. As the two drove northward in Coale's car, Hubert spoke of his family's background in distillation. "Hubert wanted to distill using craft methods handed down for centuries from master to apprentice," recalls Coale, who eventually teamed up with the hitchhiker to found Craft Distillers. After purchasing an antique cognac still from an abandoned distillery, Hubert and Coale built a redwood shed in northern California and began distilling spirits. "We bought the still to distill apples, but we also used it for grape spirits. We didn't realize how special it was until Crispin Cain began to distill whiskey on it — the still produces beautifully round, soft, elegant and complex whiskey." Low Gap Blended Whiskey is crafted from a mash of malted corn and barley — once the mash has been fermented into beer, the resulting wash is twice distilled through Coale's antique, 16-hectoliter (420-gallon) cognac still. After distillation, the whiskey is aged in three different types of barrels: new American oak casks, 350-liter French Limousin oak barrels that were previously used to age brandy, and used American oak barrels that were previously used to mature Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon. After the whiskey has aged for a minimum of two years, it is brought to proof using rainwater and bottled by hand. The whisky has a semi-sweet aroma, with touches of cornbread, honey butter and rock candy. The aroma fades into notes of caramel, vanilla and breakfast cereal on the palate, and ultimately leads to a finish accented by toast and powdered sugar. Low Gap earned the title “Artisan Whiskey of the Year” from Whisky Advocate in 2012, and quantities of the brand-new Low Gap Blended Whiskey are extremely limited. Pick up a bottle today!
|Proof||92 (46% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Craft Distillers|
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Semi-sweet aroma, with touches of cornbread, honey butter and rock candy. The aroma fades into notes of caramel, vanilla and breakfast cereal on the palate, and ultimately leads to a finish accented by toast and powdered sugar.
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