Aged for ten years and made from a high-rye mashbill, this single barrel bourbon is available exclusively through Caskers.
To build a great city, you start with the toughest foundation known. The greatest structures in New York City, from the gargantuan caissons of the Brooklyn Bridge to the 27,000 ton pedestal of the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building itself, are held fast and strong by natural cement made from limestone from quarries located in Rosendale, New York.
The last Rosendale limestone mine closed down in 1970 and its owner, A.J. Snyder, who was as tough as the limestone he quarried, passed away shortly thereafter. His widow, Jane, was beloved in the community for her kindness and pure spirit, and so when Snyder passed, the Rosendale Limestone Mine became known as the Widow Jane Mine.
To make a great whiskey, you start with the finest water available. Following on the heels of the tremendously successful Widow Jane 5 , 7 and 8 Year Old Kentucky Bourbons, Widow Jane 10 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon uses water from the same limestone quarries in Rosendale that were mined to create New York's greatest architectural achievements. The sweet water, along with hand-selected ten-year old Kentucky bourbon, is imported to Brooklyn where Daniel Prieto Preston, inventor, aerospace engineer and founder of Cacao Prieto (a chocolate maker and distillery!), creates Widow Jane Bourbon. Preston brings Widow Jane 10 Year Old Bourbon to proof by hand using water from the Widow Jane Mine and then fills and labels each single-barrel bottle by hand. Bold and complex, the whiskey benefits from its Kentucky heritage, but it's the smooth, mineral-rich New York water that gives the whiskey its unique flavor profile.
We worked directly with Vince Oleson, Widow Jane's Head Distiller, in order to source our first-ever private barrel of high rye Widow Jane Bourbon.
After a thorough (and very enjoyable!) tasting, we selected Barrel #1,060 for our Members. Aged for over ten years and bottled at 91 proof, the bourbon has bold, complex aromas of spiced fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and caramel, that merge with notes of citrus, toffee and earthy mineral. Because it is a high-rye bourbon, spice is present throughout, leading to a smooth and lasting finish. Balanced and complex, this is an incredibly beautiful and complete bourbon.
Widow Jane Whiskey is a true New York City whiskey, evocative both of one of mankind's greatest achievements — New York City's skyline — and Brooklyn's artisanal, craft spirits movement. Both urban and urbane, Widow Jane Whiskey is New York's very own — a signature whiskey of the world's most magnificent and maddening metropolis.
Each bottle is hand-numbered and is one of the most exquisite bourbons we have ever featured — pick up a rare treasure today.
91 (45.5% ABV)
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Bold, complex aromas of spiced fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and caramel merge with notes of citrus, toffee and earthy mineral. Spice from the rye is present throughout, before a smooth and lasting finish.