The makers of Emerson knives are all about the spirit of adventure and independence.
And they’ve applied that spirit to picking a whiskey that can represent the family name, a name that traces back to the American Revolution.
A statement from the Emerson family earlier this year explained that after a two-year process of researching and seeking, they’ve handpicked a Kentucky straight bourbon, single barrel, to be their first offering from the Emerson Whiskey Company.
The statement noted that this single barrel bourbon is distilled by a legacy distillery in Owensboro, Kentucky and bottled in Stanford, Kentucky.
“I appreciate fine scotch and I love good Irish whiskey, but there’s just something about bourbon… I can’t explain it,” said Ernest Emerson. “Maybe it’s the story. Maybe it’s the culture. Maybe it’s the friends that I share it with. Maybe it’s all of it. I just can’t explain it… I just like it.”
Emerson said that over the two years spent bringing this effort to fruition, there were a lot of dead-ends. “And then, finally,the stars aligned, and it was all truly worth the effort. We found it.”
The Kentucky straight bourbon is aged four years in new, white oak, charred barrels. It comes in a limited, hand-signed and serialized edition.
Emerson’s tasting notes show the whiskey to have hints of caramel and molasses, but not sweet. There’s a subtle dash of smoked wood, and a savory aftertaste as well as a finish of crisp outdoor freshness.
Emerson Whiskey clocks in at 80 proof and has a suggested price of $165.
To find out more about Emerson’s whiskey and other products, check out www.emersonknives.com/emerson-whiskey-co/.
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