Dogfish Head Distilling Co. announces the launch of its latest, limited-edition whiskey, Alternate Takes Volume 3: Whiskey Finished in Apple Brandy & Apple Cider Barrels. The 90-proof Alternate Takes Volume 3: Whiskey Finished in Apple Brandy & Apple Cider Barrels is distilled from 100% pale malt and finished for 36-plus months in freshly-emptied Dogfish Head American oak apple brandy barrels and French oak apple cider barrels from Angry Orchard. Available NOW at Dogfish Head’s coastal Delaware properties, Alternate Takes Volume 3: Whiskey Finished in Apple Brandy & Apple Cider Barrels hits shelves in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Washington in late February. Folks in New York can expect to see this exclusive whiskey, as well as a plethora of other Dogfish Head Distilling Co. spirits in their favorite liquor stores later this spring.
“Alternate Takes Volume 3 has truly been a labor-of-love for our distilling team. It’s been in the works for more than three years,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish head founder and brewer, in a press release. “That makes my anticipation for this product launch even greater, and I can’t wait to share this delicious dram with folks everywhere, especially with you spirits-lovers in New York. It will be awesome to FINALLY be able to send our full portfolio of house-made spirits to our neighbors up north and I’m excited to hear their thoughts on our distillery’s offerings.”
Chock full of intricate complexities, Alternate Takes Volume 3: Whiskey Finished in Apple Brandy & Apple Cider Barrels boasts delicious aromas of warming cinnamon and wildflower honey paired with notes of fresh green apples, roasted chestnut and buttery, dry oaked chardonnay. The third release out of Dogfish Head’s Alternate Takes Series, a lineup of premium, experimental whiskeys, it draws inspiration from analog-aged musicians, who were known for recording various unique takes and trialing alternate sounds until a great record emerged.
“Our Alternate Takes whiskey series is an ode of sorts to the mad chemistry of R&D distilling,” said Calagione. “We approach these limited-edition spirits – and really, every creative moment – at Dogfish with a thirst to push new and out-of-the-ordinary ideas to their furthest limits and fullest potentials. Just like music, our off-centered concoctions are boundless, and each alternate take is another piece of the artistic journey.”