Widow Jane, 7yo Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 45.5% – Cacao Prieto Distillery

Malt Fascination

A seven year old bourbon from Brooklyn in New York City. When I first read that sentence, my thoughts were “New York my ass, they just sourced it from Heaven Hill or MGP or so. It turns out that it’s not.

Cacao Prieto Distillery Cacao Prieto Distillery

The Cacao Prieto Distillery is situated in the Red Hook area in Brooklyn, which makes it another urban distillery, just like House Spirits of which I reviewed a Single Malt recently.

The people at the distillery are very proud of their water source, which is the Widow Jane mine in Brooklyn, which is dug in limestone bedrock. Limestone just happens to be the kind of stone the Kentuckyans are proud of and to which they attribute a lot of the greatness of their whiskey.

The distillery also produces a lot of chocolate and chocolate related stuff, since the owner is from the Dominican Republic and sources…

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