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Double Diamond Distillery
Distilled in the manner of a Scotch, Double Diamond Whiskey has a mash bill of 65% Maris Otter Floor Malted Barley and 35% rye. Their still has a Double Diamond head. In addition to making superior spirits it also serves as a symbol and a reminder that while Double Diamonds are the most difficult, they also provide the most satisfaction when done well. They take great pride in the products produced and sincerely hope you get as much satisfaction from their consumption as they do in producing them.
Highland Park, Black Grouse, Cutty Sark, Macallan
Edrington makes some of the world’s best-loved Scotch whiskies including The Macallan, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Highland Park. The origins of the company stretch back to the mid-nineteenth century, when William Robertson founded the Robertson & Baxter Company in Glasgow. The Robertson family also founded Highland Distillers in 1887 and, ultimately, in 1999, Edrington acquired Highland along with its iconic brands The Famous Grouse, The Macallan and Highland Park. Today, these famous brands are distributed across international markets by a network of Edrington’s own distribution and marketing teams.
Michter’s is proud to honor a historical legacy tracing back to the founding of America’s first whiskey company in 1753. Originally known as Shenk’s and later as Bomberger’s, the whiskey company which ultimately became known as Michter’s was founded by John Shenk, a Swiss Mennonite farmer, in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania in 1753. In its earliest days, Shenk’s produced whiskey from rye grain, a favorite local crop in the Pennsylvania Blue Mountain Valley where the distillery was located. In the 1990s, Joseph J. Magliocco and his consultant and mentor Richard “Dick” Newman teamed up to resurrect Michter’s. Today, Michter’s has two locations in Kentucky – a 67,000 square foot distillery in the Shively section of Louisville and, currently under renovation, the architecturally significant Fort Nelson Building in downtown Louisville.
8 Seconds Canadian Whiskey, Buck Bourbon, Wathen’s Bourbon, Black Saddle, Medley Bros, Old Medley, Muirheads
From a modest single-line plant, Frank-Lin today has evolved into one of the major bottlers of distilled spirits. With a new state of the art facility in Fairfield, CA they now have the annual capacity of producing over 15 million cases. Frank-Lin sustains a growth rarely seen in the liquor industry. Their Black Saddle Bourbon has been won numerous awards over the past few years.
High West Distillery
High West Distillery was founded in 2009 by David Perkins and his wife, Jane. David, a former biochemist, was inspired to open his own distillery after seeing the parallels between the fermentation and distilling process and his own work in biochemistry during a trip to the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. In 2009, David and his family relocated to Park City, Utah to open the first legal distillery in Utah since 1870. They chose Park City because of David’s love of the Old West and Utah’s little-known whiskey history (see Utah’s Distilling History for more).
Pendleton Whisky, Pendleton Midnight Whisky, Pendleton 1910 Rye Whisky
Pendleton® Whisky is an oak barrel-aged whisky distilled in Canada using the finest ingredients. Before bottling, Hood River Distillers in Oregon adds glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood (Oregon’s highest peak). Pendleton® Whisky delivers an uncommonly smooth taste and rich, complex flavor. Pendleton® Whisky was specifically created to celebrate the bold spirit of independence and hard-work ethic of the American cowboy and cowgirl. Each Pendleton® Whisky bottle prominently features the rodeo’s famous bucking horse symbol and Let’er Buck slogan.