OUR FOUNDING BOTTLES
With a 100% wheat mash bill, our Wheat Whiskey is the softest of our three expressions and unique to any other American style whiskey on the market. Our wheat produces a buttery, savory, and smooth spirit that proves to be an excellent introductory whiskey.
NOSE: Port, hint of oak, honey, and caramel notes
PALATE: Velvet texture, sweet but not cloying (given the lack of corn), perfumed notes of rose petals
FINISH: Orange peels, herbaceous, and honeyed with a long lasting mouth feel
Our Bourbon is a one of a kind, 100% corn mash bill. It's the most traditional of our house expressions, boasting a beautiful midpoint balance of sweetness that lies somewhere between the soft signature of the Wheat and the sharp spice of the Rye.
NOSE: Vanilla, chalk, corn, and toast
PALATE: Char, pencil shavings, coffee, and pecan with a medium to full body
FINISH: Tobacco leaf transitioning into a lingering sweet cherry finish
In the crowded world of "High Ryes" on the market,we are proud to offer the highest with a 100% rye mash bill. Sourced from just outside Richmond's city limits, our rye provides an intense, sharply spiced profile that is not too sweet.
NOSE: Honey and crème brulee, rye spice and yeast,some orange peel/citrus tones
PALATE: Sweet notes of dark chocolate, anise, spicy with pepper
FINISH: Resolves into a dry finish leaving cola and molasses on the tongue, classic rye shortstop
HUNTER & SCOTT
HUNTER & SCOTT
The Hunter & Scott Bourbon is for the cocktail mixer, a neat pour at the bar, or even the everyday sipper. As with everything at Reservoir, Hunter & Scott's grains are sourced locally.The result is a smooth, balanced, and incredibly versatile whiskey.
NOSE: Vanilla with hints of tea, pitted fruit, and tobacco
PALATE: Candied cinnamon, oak toast reminiscent of pencil shavings, and butterscotch
FINISH: Balanced with a rye kick and long wheat tail
HUNTER & SCOTT
The Hunter & Scott Rye Whiskey is for the cocktail mixer, a neat pour at the bar, or even the everyday sipper. As with everything at Reservoir, Hunter & Scott's grains are sourced locally.The result is a smooth, balanced, and incredibly versatile whiskey.
NOSE: Black tea, pine, light honey, and cookie dough with a hint of cinnamon.
PALATE: Herbal tea, floral, cracked pepper, and lightly sweet with spice.
FINISH: Spicy and warm with a lingering spicy sweetness.
ARDENT DISTILLED IPA:
We worked with local brewery, Ardent Craft Ales to form our first ever collaboration whiskey. We distilled the grain from an Ardent IPA and finished it in our bourbon barrels. We were met with a flavor profile that was citrusy, floral, hoppy and completely unique.
HARDYWOOD GINGERBREAD STOUT:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery let us experiment with their wildly popular Gingerbread Stout. We took the stout and aged it with the same technique we use for our bourbon. The result was unlike any other spirit available. People called it "Christmas in a glass" with subtle hints of the base beer, locally produced ginger, clove and honey.
The Boutique-y Whisky Company, a UK bottler offering whiskies from world-renowned distilleries, selected Reservoir to be part of their limited bottle creations. Each Boutique-y bottle of our four unique expressions displays a 'graphic novel' style label, which is almost as wickedly fun to look at as enjoying what's inside.
MAISON DE CUIVRE
Maison de Cuivre (The Copper House) is a limited time offering of our Reservoir Bourbon finished in French oak Merlot casks.
NOSE: Cedar, caramel, brown sugar, and cornbread
PALATE: Honey graham cracker, vanilla, salted pretzel, and pepper
FINISH: Spicy pepper into sweet grape and hay
Year 2017, Batch 1 = 15% Wheat 70% Corn 15% Rye. Aged 1.5 to 2 years in quarter casks and finished for 9 months in an Ardent Stout Barrel. Bottled at 107 proof.239 bottles – batch released 3x per year.
NOSE: Spicy, peach, vanilla, orange marmalade
PALATE: Malty, banana candy, rhubarb pie
FINISH: Lemon, citrus, sugar candy, lingering hot
Year 2019, Batch #1 = 15% Wheat 70% Corn 15% Rye. Aged 2 years in quarter casks and finished for 12 months in an 53 gallon rum barrel. Bottled at 107 proof. 540 bottles – batch released 1x per year.
NOSE: Licorice, sherry, caramel, rich coffee, creme brulee and vanilla
PALATE: Cedar, mint, sugar cookie, blackberry, and saltwater taffy
FINISH: Spicy with a little heat, wintergreen, and cinamon with a long earthy finish.
Year 2020, Batch #2 = 15% Wheat 70% Corn 15% Rye. Aged 2 years in quarter casks and finished for 12 months in an 53 gallon Milk Stout Barrel. Bottled at 107 proof. 144 bottles – batch released 1x per year.
NOSE: Dry chai spices and cedar. Warmed honey that opens up to fresh pipe tobacco. You can tell there is gong to be some heat.
PALATE: Spicy heat up front…clove and cinnamon. Good ol southern sweet tea and then dark chocolate.
FINISH: Lingering spicy heat that is surprisingly smooth. Syrupy coating with cinnamon and cocoa.