Right, after some discussion regarding today’s review of Widow Jane bourbon, it appears I have fallen for the PR crap that is their website. (‘They’ is the Cacao Pietro Distillery in New York City).
It appears they are currently distilling a bourbon in New York City, using the mine water they so heavily promote. On their website they show the label of their straight bourbon distilled on site.
However, before someone starts compiling another comment telling me I suck, the sample I was given was from a different label, stating KENTUCKY bourbon. Apparently, this whiskey was distilled in Kentucky, and sourced by Cacao Prieto Distillery. They then used the mine water to get it to bottling strength.
So, for some reason the distillery’s website doesn’t say anything about them sourcing the whiskey. Even if you read their press releases they already state that their seven (now eight) year old bourbon is made in NYC.
It seems they are going to some lengths to hide a lot of details. Even on the website of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce I can’t find any data on the distillery. Not by category, address or product do you get any data. The Yellow Pages gives you no results either. Strange…
After some more digging I found a label of a whiskey they produced stating it’s ‘Wapsie Valley bourbon’, and Wapsie Valley seems to be in Indiana, so that’s something different again.
It seems people more knowledgeable than me on American Whiskey know this. It’s strange though, that I can’t find any information on the initial release of Widow Jane, but on a site not related to anything whiskey there is a short report and a picture from 2010 stating the distillery is still under construction.
I knew there were some distilleries trying to hide the fact that they’re sourcing their whiskey, but this seems to be taking it rather far.