"In the antebellum United States, the term "bib & tucker" was used to describe the finest attire a man owned — the kind of suit or tuxedo that he would wear to a wedding or special event. "Along those lines, we're putting forth our bib & tucker," says Harv Gates, the brand ambassador of 35 Maple Street Spirits. "Bib & Tucker is a handcrafted Bourbon made with a sense of dedication that can only come when you know you're making something truly special."
Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is crafted from a mash of 70% corn, 26% rye and 4% malted barley. The grains, which were harvested in late 2006 and early 2007, were distilled twice - first through a column still and then through an old-fashioned copper pot still. Following distillation, this Bourbon is matured in No. 1 charred American white oak barrels.
Bib & Tucker’s award-winning small-batch bourbon has been released in seven and ten-year-old cask-strength expressions. Released by 3 Badge Beverage Corp. Mixology division as a part of their barrel program, Bib & Tucker is now owned by Connecticut-based Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. “Each barrel is a little different, with exciting nuances and complexities that connoisseurs of fine bourbon will appreciate…” says August Sebastiani, president of 3 Badge Beverage Corporation.
The barrels were chosen from a variety of different casks before being selected for bottling. Each bottle is hand-labeled in a distinctive packaging identifying the bottle number, proof, alcohol, barrel number and number of years aged. Bib & Tucker Bourbons are characterized by distinct aromas of vanilla, freshly mowed grass, and leather-bound books. The palate is dominated by sweet notes of fruit, vanilla, and a subtle touch of ginger spice. The finish is complex and lingers, with hints of chestnuts and roasted corn."