Although it’s possible and not uncommon to bottle a single barrel, most whiskey that’s put in a bottle is the result of blending multiple barrels together. Christian Krogstad, master distiller at House Spirits Distillery, makes Westward single malt. The whiskey used to be a single barrel product, but Krogstad eventually transitioned it into a blend of multiple barrels. He explains why he made that decision, and what impact it has on the flavor.
This virtual tasting features two examples of bottled in bond whiskey—that is, American whiskey from one distillation season and one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years, then bottled at exactly 100 proof.
This sommelier-led virtual tasting features two innovative American whiskies from Blackened that showcase how this brand uniquely utilizes black brandy finishing and Metallica-fueled sonic enhancement to create truly one-of-a-kind bourbon/rye blends.