Good Deeds Malt Whiskey
Good Deeds Spirits is a passionate collective of distillers and friends, committed to supporting causes that lead to positive change. From coast to coast, our distilleries have shared their spirits, time, and energy in an effort to raise funds for causes that share our values and mission: to be a force for good.
Good Deeds Malt Whiskey is a limited edition offering blended by a group of friends & distillers founded with a mission of raising funds to increase inclusion & diversity in our industry. Each of the Good Deeds releases will benefit a different cause, with 100% of proceeds going directly back to each beneficiary.
Created by a handful of whiskey distillers who donated spirits towards a master blend, Good Deeds Malt Whiskey was created using donated barrels from some of the country’s most respected craft distilleries. Fellow distilleries and industry suppliers further supported these efforts by donating bottles, closures, labels, and their expertise -- all in an effort to contribute in the best way possible to the mission of helping to diversify the drinks industry.
As the inaugural release from Good Deeds Spirits, Good Deeds Malt Whiskey will benefit STEPUP, the diversity and inclusion initiative founded by the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA).
Color: Medium Amber with flashes of gold and copper.
Nose: Dried apple, brûlée sugar, brown butter, toasted walnut, biscuit, hay and golden raisin, with notes of dried cherry, orange peel and warming spice.
Taste: Silky, confident and broad, with balanced earthy, savory and dry, candied notes. Dried apple, dried cherry, heather, toasted brioche, toasted walnut, savory leather and black tobacco leaf. Evolving in the glass showing hay, caramel, singed cinnamon, and orange.
Finish: Long, with evolution on the back palate.
Good Deeds Malt Whiskey was created in February, 2021 from a blend of 10 donated whiskeys. Blenders Johnny Jeffery (Bently Heritage Estate Distillery), Randy Hudson (Triple Eight Distillery), Reade Huddleston (Headframe Spirits), and John McKee (Headframe Spirits) blended over the course of two days in Butte, MT. All of the whiskey was blended on-site, then returned to used Bourbon barrels to marry for five months before proofing down to 46% for bottling and release.