American whiskey's popularity has risen rapidly in recent years, and rightly so. American distillers are making some outstanding spirits and through experimentation with mash-bills, barrel aging, blending and distilling techniques they are creating lots of different styles for the enthusiast to explore and enjoy.
Through the American Whiskey Explorer Club the staff at Cask can offer a guiding hand through this world of exploration. Members receive a bottle every three months. Each offering is selected by the staff - that's Amanda, Amy, Jake, Lisa, Adam and Adrienne - and can be a small batch release from an established distillery, a newly discovered whiskey that plays with mash bills and cask finishing, or a rare special release. We automatically charge your credit card and promise the bottle will never cost more than $85 and usually it is less.
Over the past year members of our American Whiskey Explorer Club have been treated to some gems from around the US. Among the most unusual was the Doubled & Twisted whiskey from California's Charbay distillery. We liked this offering so much we bought the whole lot and made it available exclusively to our members. Made by distilling a double hopped Californian beer, it was such a success that Charbay has developed it into a regular product named R5.
We got great feedback from the Hooker's House Bourbon, another whiskey with close ties to California. Hooker's House is a Kentucky bourbon finished in Pinot Noir barrels in Sonoma Valley. Amanda and Amy went to the warehouse to select the best barrel and made that available to club members only. Fruity and complex with lots of caramel balanced by spice from the high-rye mash bill, it was a real treat and remains among our most sought-after spirits at the store.
The coming months promise even greater excitement as we seek out more hidden gems for our members. If you love American whiskey and want to be a part of this club, just click the link above.
Here's a selection of past club bottlings:
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