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Bourbon and Rye Whiskey

You’ll never find a better value in a bottle of whiskey. Seriously.

The concept at Cask House is simple. We take whiskeys of different ages, produced from different stills, with different mash bills (for the whiskey novice, a “mash bill” refers to the mix of grains used in the distillation process), and we blend them to create a high value whiskey of exceptional taste and singular quality.

Our Bourbon: A smooth-drinking bourbon that we finish in Rye Whiskey barrels to give it a slightly spicy note at the end. Simply put, this is the best value-priced bourbon out there with a suggested retail price under $25. At 90 proof, it’s terrific in cocktails or just for sipping on the rocks.

Our Rye: gave us a silver medal and a Best Buy designation for our incredible Rye, calling it “A zesty rye that soothes with a balancing, creamy center.” We couldn’t agree more! This rye is a real treat, especially for the price!

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Two Incredible Award-Winning Whiskies, both under $30

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Why is blending bourbon taboo? (And why don’t we care?)

In most of the world’s whiskey-loving nations (including Ireland, Scotland, and Japan), blending is considered high art on par with distilling. But not so in America.

Bourbon is more narrowly defined from a legal/regulatory standpoint than just about any other spirit in the world. Of course we take a lot of national pride in our favorite native spirit but the need for regulation also arose from a 19th century backlash against unethical producers. The bottled-in-bond act of 1897 helped turn bourbon into an “honest spirit” where American consumers could feel secure in their purchase and know that it was safe to drink. 

“Purity” has been a central component to American whiskey culture ever since and blending has never been widely accepted (even though there’s nothing in the legal definition of bourbon that prevents it).

Unspoken rules exist to be challenged and taste buds don’t lie. If some bourbon purists want to look down their noses at us because we choose to do something the industry has not widely accepted, that’s OK. Even if they don’t buy our product in stores, they prefer us over their favorite traditional premium bourbons time and again in blind tastings. 

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