The Warehouse is Waking Up!
We're thrilled to announce the 2nd edition releases of two of Reservoir's Limited Time Offerings: Holland's Blade Rummer and Maison de Cuivre. Bottle numbers are small and enthusiasm is high. Get these blissful beauties while you can. Both bottles will be on sale and available at the distillery and through our online store starting August 12th!
When we think of summer, it’s easy to conjure images of sparkling lakeside swimming, tendrils of the BBQ’s hickory smoke wafting through the evening air, and the perfect rum punch appearing in your hand, ice cubes tinkling, umbrella optional.
Summer typically provides us with those moments of drifting elsewhere, our concerns trivialized—especially so as the rum quotient increases.
Now, although Reservoir does not make rum, we know an illustrious rum-maker in the Caribbean and have been fortunate enough to snag a couple of those highly revered barrels.
The rum barrels were freshly dumped of their spirit and immediately shipped to Reservoir’s doorstep where we promptly filled them with a blend of 70% corn, 15% wheat, and 15% rye—spirits of ours that were already aged and matured.
We then tucked away our newly filled rum barrels deep into the warehouse where they’ve been happily sleeping through headlines for the last 12 months.
Once rousing these barrels from slumber, and placing their contents through rigorous tasting panel sessions, we’ve decided that the second edition of Holland’s Blade Rummer has had enough social distancing and it’s time to bring it to light.
Infused with tropical notes of ambrosial vanilla, clove, and rich brown sugar, and the lingering tastes of molasses, caramel, and crème brûlée, it’s easy to see how one can lose oneself in the romance of this Limited Time Offering, and we (like Decker) find ourselves spending more time reflecting upon the nature of our own humanity.
Holland’s Blade Rummer is definitely not a spirit meant to be trivialized and may be your tropical port in a storm as you wait to discover the results of the tests, the trials, and the tallies.
Enjoy this beauty but be warned of its fleeting presence. Unlike the current news cycle, this headline will be gone in a flash. (750 mL bottles - $124.99)
Imagine yourself two years ago.
Now imagine three people sitting around a table filled with glasses of a jammy Virginian Meritage red wine and various sumptuous Reservoir whiskies.
And finally imagine these three people trying to match-make the best whiskey for that Meritage.
In the end there were wedding bells, a small cake, and a honeymoon that has lasted nearly as long as our Presidential election season.
Unlike the bickering of podium talk, our luscious 100% corn bourbon has been nestled in the arms of the muscular 220-liter Meritage cask for two blissful years, blending flavors, and dreaming of the new bottles they would soon inhabit.
We are happy to report the release of these exquisite bottles—our latest Limited Time Offering—Reservoir’s 2nd release of Maison de Cuivre.
Bursting with the flavor of ripe red fruits from the barrel’s previous grapes, including Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, our new red wine-finished whiskey still pours out the velvety smooth toffee, tobacco and oak notes imbued within our bourbon.
Two beautiful libations, joined to create an offering long on flavor, but not long in stock.
One must act quickly to enjoy the fruits (and grains!) of this fleeting courtship. Find our 2nd edition Maison de Cuivre online and for purchase at our distillery starting August 12th. (750 mL - $124.99)