In the latest installment of Manatawny Still Works Small Batch Whiskey Series, the Philadelphia distillery has created BATCH13, a blend of several casks of the distillery’s Keystone Whiskey finished in a 59-gallon port barrel from Gandona Estate Winery in St. Helena, CA.
Manatawny Still Works Distillery
This limited edition Manatawny Still Works BATCH13 Small Batch Whiskey has a mashbill of 80% Two-Row Malt, 9% Wheat, 9% Oats and 2% Rye. The whiskey has been aged for at least 15 months and is bottled at 94 proof.
The Small Batch Whiskey Series is an opportunity for head distiller Max Pfeffer to experiment. And in the case of BATCH13, it is a chance to age the whiskey in port barrels. Pfeffer says, “collaborative efforts like this give us the opportunity to bring exciting product to market and expose consumers to something different.”
Manatawny Still Works Distillery – Head Distiller Max Pfeffer
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In partnership with Gandona Estate Winery in Napa Valley, the distillery has used Gandona’s Fraga Do Arco port casks to finish the small batch offering. The port influence is prevalent throughout the whiskey, with notes of cherry and other big fruits. Pfeffer notes, “there is a marked sweetness with notes of malt and oak, imparting complexity and concentrating flavors from the port casks.”
This limited edition Manatawny Still Works BATCH13 Small Batch Port Cask Finished Whiskey will be released on Saturday, February 18th at the distillery and will have limited distribution through Pennsylvania and Maryland at key bars and restaurants. 750 ml bottles will retail for $44.99.
Manatawny Still Works BATCH13 Port Cask Finished Whiskey