It's hard to believe that it has been a full year since I launched Seelbach's. This started as a dream to highlight great distillers and blenders across the country. I saw far too many spirits get overlooked for bigger brands with larger marketing budgets. Thank you to everyone that has supported Seelbach's and these brands over the last 12-months!
Over the past year, we've added some of the greatest craft distillers and blenders from around the country. But, we continue to strive for the goal of having the greatest selection of obscure spirits for curious drinkers. Expect even more over the new two months.
This week we celebrate by offering $10 off of all our "Seelbach's Select" bottles with promo code "1year". These are barrels selected by me and only available on Seelbach's. P.s. there are a few new additions that I haven't announced anywhere else yet.
This is a special barrel. I was walking through the distillery with the Master Distiller Roger Zimmerman when he pointed to this barrel. He told me it was a Port Exchange barrel that he hadn't brought himself to bottle just yet. He kept tasting it and just couldn't get over how great it tasted at cask strength. Richland's current Port Exchange line is bottled at 86 proof. The addition of some water helps bring out the fruitiness and chocolate notes but the port. But, this barrel was different. Even at 108 proof, it drank like it's 86 proof counterpart. The chocolate and berry notes popped with the balance from the caramel and spice of the rum.
Luckily, I was able to convince the Richland team that Roger was right. This barrel deserved to be released at cask strength. This is an uncut, unfiltered Chateau Elan Cask Exchange Port Rum. It's delicious and I hope you enjoy it!
Proof: 90.8Age: 23-years
This is the first international pick from Seelbach's. I've been hunting for a great Armagnac for close to two years now. Finally, the right cask came along! Dollar for dollar, I don't think it gets any better than an incredible 23-year-old spirit for less than $150.
The nose is stewed apples and vanilla. It bounces between dried cherries and raisins to light cinnamon and nutmeg spice. That taste is complex. It's cherry cobbler with a buttery crust. Absolutely stunning.
I will pair this with every cigar I smoke for the next month.
The oldest house in Bas Armagnac, the Dartigalongue family began to distill in 1813. In 1838, Pascal Dartigalongue founded the first Maison d'Armagnac in Nogaro, the heart of the Bas Armagnac region. In 1870 son Joseph acquired a large vineyard in Salles d'Armagnac near Nogaro.