Baltimore Spirits Company has released the first specialty whiskey of 2020 from its Post Epoch line; one-time-only expressions of the distillery’s award-winning flagship Epoch Rye. The whiskey is available exclusively at the distillery in the Union Collective (the distillery is currently closed for tastings, but the bottle shop is open for the time being).
The new version of Post Epoch has been specially aged in a barrel formerly containing Baltimore Spirits Company’s one-of-a-kind Singularities #1 liqueur, dubbed Bort, from their line of specialty spirits released last January. Made in collaboration with their Union Collective neighbors Union Craft Brewing, the liqueur was distilled from the fermented wort of Union’s seasonal Snow Pants Stout. Baltimore Spirits Company then added their own unfermented Snow Pants Stout wort back to the distillate and left the spirit to age in their signature oak barrels for over two years. Once the liqueur was bottled, the barrel was then filled with Epoch Rye and left to age for another year – for a total of three years – to absorb the distinct and rich wort flavor, creating a truly unique whiskey.
“We can say without hyperbole that this version of Post Epoch is unlike any whiskey that currently exists,” says Baltimore Spirits Company co-founder and CEO Max Lents. “We know that because before we made it, Bort didn’t exist, so this will definitely be something special for whiskey lovers, and a great addition to any St. Patrick’s Day celebration.”
The new Post Epoch is available at Baltimore Spirit Company’s tasting room in the Union Collective for $59.99 starting this Saturday at the special release event that will also feature Charm School Chocolate as a guest vendor selling bonbons made using Epoch Rye. In addition to the Post Epoch release, this week also marks the launch of new smaller 100 ml bottles of their Epoch Rye. For more information, visit www.baltimorespiritsco.com.