Latest Widow Jane Whiskey Heralds From A Range Of Single Barrels - The Whiskey Wash

Latest Widow Jane Whiskey Heralds From A Range Of Single Barrels

The Widow Jane distillery, located in Brooklyn, New York, has been finding some success in recent times with sourcing older American whiskeys to release under its label. One of its latest releases in this regard comes from a range of single barrels holding 13 year old bourbon that it is targeting towards a private barrel program.

The new Widow Jane Lucky Thirteen Straight Bourbon Whiskey, according to those behind it, is a collection of private barrel, high rye bourbon whiskeys. These 13 year old expressions in barrel were hand picked by Widow Jane president and head distiller Lisa Wicker, all having been “influenced by the greatly varying temperatures & humidity levels of their original source and their time in our Rick House in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Widow Jane Lucky Thirteen Straight Bourbon

Widow Jane Lucky Thirteen Straight Bourbon (image via Widow Jane)

“The different rick house positions combined with climate variations have led to subtle deviations in flavor & alcohol strength.”

“Think of Lucky Thirteen like your favorite song played live,” said Wicker in a prepared statement. “A great touring band may play the same set of songs every night, but those songs will sound a little bit different from night to night. The beauty is in the variance, and this whiskey’s no different.”

All of this bourbon has been proofed with limestone-rich water from the Rosendale Mines, which is located 100 miles north of the distillery and serves as its proofing water. A total of 100 barrels are being made available as part of this program and, collectively, will yield between 15,000-20,000 individual 750 ml bottles. 

Proofing for the Lucky Thirteen bourbons falls between 91-99, and all bottles are set to price at around $90. Some official tasting notes are below.

  • Nose: Vanilla, Black Tea, Brown Sugar
  • Palate Orange Peel, Burnt Sugar, Black Walnuts 
  • Finish: Caramel Corn, Red Dark Cherry, Oak Tannin


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