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Traverse City Whiskey Store Pick Straight Bourbon

  • Traverse City Whiskey Store Pick Straight Bourbon

Traverse City Whiskey Store Pick Straight Bourbon

  • Availability: In Stock
  • Quantity Available: 6
  • SKU #: 8539
  • $78.99


Traverse City Whiskey Store Pick Straight Bourbon

  • Availability: In Stock
  • Quantity Available: 6
  • SKU #: 8539
  • $78.99


Traverse City Whiskey Store Pick Straight Bourbon

The barrel we have #21-P276 is a four year old from MGP distilled January 4, 2016, with a mash bill of 75% Corn, 21% Rye, and 4% Malted Barley. It was a full 53 gallon barrel, coopered at Kelvin with a #4 char and a medium toast. It was aged by Traverse City on Level 3 with a rack location of C6. It was dumped out of the barrel on February 6, 2020. Tasting through the set of barrels, this one impressed us with its great depth of flavor and aroma set. The nose shows baking spices, spearmint, nectarine, honey, cocoa nibs, aged orange peel, and oak. The palate has a rounded texture as one would expect from the cask strength with baking spice, orange peel and candy red hots. bottled at cask strength 56.3% ABV D&M Tasting Notes

In the heady days before the Great Recession Chris Fredrickson was looking through some old family papers and came across his great-grandfather’s very ill-timed attempt to get distilling patents during Prohibition. The papers were in a little used building in the cherry orchard that the Frederickson family has owned for three generations. Seeing this as good a reason as any to get into the whiskey game, Chris sat down with two of his old friends from Michigan State University, Jared Rapp and Moti Goldring. They hashed out a plan to start a company. They chose Traverse City as the location of their venture (if Michigan is a left hand, Traverse city is the ring finger) not due to its proximity to major cities, but because it is where they best wanted to lay down roots. While they incorporated and came up with a business plan in 2010, it wasn’t until July 2012 when their first 20 barrels that they purchased from MGP (Midwestern Grain Products) for around $5000 a piece were cleared to be bottled and ready for sale.

Those first six months showed them they could make a business out of this, so in 2013 they quit their corporate and law jobs and bought another 20 barrels from MGP. They also bought a building in downtown Traverse City and made a downpayment on a set of stills from Germany. Then they waited. As they told the local paper in 2015, “We have that banner in the back, kind of mocking ourselves and humbling us daily, that says 'opening spring, 2014. We were positive we were opening. We were sure of it." It turned out that there were existing roadblocks to operating a still within city limits, and it wasn’t until 2015 that they were able to install and get the stills producing new make whiskey. The gentlemen stayed true to their tag line of “The Whiskey of the North,” and began making two Rye Whiskies and a Wheated Bourbon mashbill. Today their stocks represent a mix of their own distillate as well as sourced whiskey from MGP and other contractually unnamed distilleries (though mostly MGP.) Michael Kennel, D&M

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