Founded by husband and wife team Daric Schlesselman and Sarah Ludington in 2012 Van Brunt Stillhouse was inspired by the pioneering spirit of Cornelius Van Brunt who was a farmer in the Dutch colony of Breukelen and driven by Daric and Sarah ' s love of Craft. The team takes a time honoured traditional approach to distilling, sourcing wheat rye and corn directly from upstate New York farmers (the barley is sourced from Europe as Daric believes the quality is better than anything they can find in the US. They make every spirit from scratch in their distillery in Brooklyn using traditional methods with few modern innovations and their family of spirits gives a nod to classic styles while remaining exciting and innovative creating bold and flavourful products. As master distiller Daric brings a creativity to his recipes while working within the traditions of distilling fine spirits. He has developed a line of spirits that establishes his unique voice within traditional spirit categories.
This unique, small batch American spirit release from Van Brunt Still House is made from a blend of four grains. Wheat and barley are the building blocks, with supporting roles played by corn & rye. The mash bill alone makes this beauty stand out from any other American grain spirit we know. Aged in small casks for 18 months. All their whiskeys are bottled unfiltered to preserve the maximum flavor and unique character of each batch.
At first on the nose you get new oak with a bit of smoky wood. Then honey, near clover, and marmalade notes turn the profile sweeter. Fresh, grassy florals and malty cereal grains round out the experience. Everything is present in the light bodied palate with a touch of spice on the finish.