Hillrock Single Malt Whiskey


48.2% ABV, 750 ml

Hillrock Estate Distillery is a farm distillery with roots dating back to 1806, located in New York’s Hudson Valley approximately two hours north of New York City. Hillrock is the first company to offer solera aged bourbon beginning in October 2012, though other companies have followed suit with a handful of other solera aged bourbons currently available. Hillrock was founded by Jeffrey Baker and is collaborating with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell (formerly of Maker’s Mark).

The Hillrock Estate Distillery Single Malt is made from estate grown barley that’s “traditionally smoked” in their on-site Malthouse with imported peat from Scotland for approximately 12 hours prior to distillation.

The American single malt whiskey is then aged in new charred American oak barrels, before being transferred to barrels which previously held Hillrock bourbon. Finally it is finished in a combination of ex-Olorosso and Pedro Ximenez barrels before bottling. Total age time is said to be around six years.

"The Hillrock Estate Distillery Single Malt is a very solid example of an American single malt that is made using traditional whiskey making practices. The characteristics of the Pedro Ximenez cask aging is apparent here, bringing forward a range of sweeter notes that are accented by some spice from the ex-Oloroso sherry cask aging and some smoke from the peat influence. This trends more towards a desert style whiskey, perhaps best enjoyed after dinner alongside a favorite treat." The Whiskey Wash

Collections: Bourbon/Rye, Spirits, Whiskey


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