Breuckelen Distilling 7-Year American Single Malt - Selected by Seelbach’s
Age: 7-Years and 8-Months
Proof: 130 Proof
Barrel: 53-Gallon; Ex-Bourbon
Mash Bill: 100% two-row barley
Tasting Notes: Another caramel bomb. Orange zest married with peach tea. Lots of toasted coriander and cinnamon.
Story: You may want to read this closely. This whiskey had quite the journey!
- Mashed from 2 row barley grown during 2013 by Thor Oechsner in Newfield, NY. This is the same farm Breuckelen sources all of their grain from.
- Malted by Valley Malt in Hadley, MA. Andrea was the first malt house to supply brewers and distillers in the northeast, post prohibition.
- Breuckelen Distilling did double pot distillation, sour mash, using their smaller 100 gallon pot with the column wide open (open meaning the plates were bypassed, so like a traditional pot still).
- They filled once used 25-gallon barrels with the new make. These barrels were initially used to age their The Local and The New York whiskeys.
- On January 16th, 2019, after aging for 1,757 days (4.8 years), they emptied 7 barrels into one tank (vatted). After the angel share they had enough to fill two 53 gallon barrels. They had just emptied six 53 gallon barrels of their own bourbon, which was bottled and sold as Project No. 1. That whiskey brand was retired. But it was the same batch of whiskey which we sold earlier this year, as the 77 Whiskey 8 year old Wheated.
- The whiskey aged in the ex bourbon barrel until they dumped it on December 1st. That's 1,050 days, 2 years and 10+months.
- The total time in oak was at least 7 years 8 months.