LA1 Louisiana Whiskey Puts Another State On Craft Whiskey Map

| February 4, 2014

la1-whiskeyAs craft distilleries continue to pop up around the country, so does craft whiskey gain a foothold in the glasses of local drinkers everywhere. The latest case of this is in Louisiana, where in the city of Thibodaux Donner-Peltier Distillers recently unveiled LA 1 Louisiana Whiskey.

LA1 Louisiana Whiskey, according to the distillery, is the first aged whiskey in that state since Prohibition. It is a 94 proof, small batch distillation that contains what’s said to be “corn for body, rye for spice, barley for balance and local rice for sweetness.”

As for how old it is, there’s no immediate indication of age statement I can see, but an article on its release indicates half a dozen charred American oak barrels distilled sometime last year were set to be released ASAP so it is a bit on the young side to be sure.

Price wise, expect to pay around $40 or $45 a bottle for this, if you can even get a hold of it. There’s a waiting list right now at the distillery, which looks to be the only place you can buy a bottle for now.

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Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and...