"Long Island Spirits brews an actual English Style Barley Wine Ale Beer as the base origin for Pine Barrens American Malt Whisky. Instead of creating whisky from a traditional mash, Pine Barrens starts out by Craft Brewing this finished beer to its perfect drinkability. The delicious hoppy malted brew is then double pot distilled before aging in new American Oak casks to achieve an incredibly high quality whisky. The result is spicy, rich velvet smooth maltiness, sweet with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel qualities on the finish. The hoppy flavor shines through providing sweetness on the tongue and smoothness throughout." - Producer Notes
|Long Island Spirits, founded in 2007, is the first craft distillery since the 1800’s located on Long Island, in Baiting Hollow, NY. The distillery is home of LiV Vodka, and is surrounded by 5,000 acres of potato farms, in the heart of the acclaimed wine region on the North Fork of Long Island. Long Island Spirits is uniquely a farm-to-bottle hand craft distiller operation.
After sourcing the potatoes, the artisan distillers mash and ferment them, before distilling the wash through the twin, 650-liter custom-made copper pot stills equipped with 30-foot tall rectification distillation columns. Each batch is distilled three times over, before removing the heads and tails from the distillate and bringing the hearts to proof with water sourced from an aquifer beneath the 100,000-acre Pine Barrens Forest Preserve.