Grand Teton Distillery of Driggs, Idaho, announced the release of its 8-Year Grand Teton Private Stock Straight Bourbon. Aged since 2014, this is the longest-aged whiskey to be released from an Idaho distillery to date. This release is the second in Grand Teton Distillery’s Private Stock series, following last fall’s release of Straight Corn Whiskey.
“We’ve tasted this whiskey year after year to see how it would age in our climate,” says John Boczar, head distiller at Grand Teton Distillery. “It has been extremely difficult not to release it until now, especially because we lose over a quarter of each barrel to angel’s share, but it only kept getting better with time. We’re thrilled to finally be able to share it with our fans, right ahead of the holidays.”
With aromas of woody maple, the whiskey has a sweet vanilla campfire taste and a full-bodied finish filled with spice, nuts and oak. A caramel colored, rich-tasting whiskey, Grand Teton’s 8-Year Straight Bourbon is best served neat. This premium bourbon has been aged in charred American white oak barrels at 6,000 feet at extreme temperatures. Available in an embossed gift box, only 16 barrels of this limited-release spirit are for sale.
Product specs include:
- 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley
- 750ml bottles
- 100 proof, 50% ABV
- Suggested retail price, $79.95
Grand Teton’s Private Stock collection features limited-release barrels that have been individually selected, proofed with pure mountain water and hand-bottled. Every barrel showcases the craftsmanship of head distiller John Boczar.
This bourbon is now available at the distillery, can be purchased online and is available at select retailers throughout the West while supplies last. Look for additional Private Stock releases from Grand Teton Distillery in the coming years.