I met Jack Baker and he was very excited to show me what they have been waiting to release. It was 2 single barrels of their first ever American Single Malt that had come of age and they thought it was time to show off their craftmanship. I was very pleased with the quality of the whiskey, but I thought it was still a bit young even though the nose and flavors were spot on. I asked if they would let me blend the whisky for more balance and a longer finish. Fortunately, they said yes, and the rest is history.
Whiskey enthusiasts (especially if you’re Bonafide :)), here’s your chance to get your hands on a piece of Connecticut whiskey history. On Friday June 2nd, 2023, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm, we will be launching the first American Single Malt made by the first Connecticut Distillery, Litchfield Distillery and blended by yours truly at Whisky Mentors. Peter Baker will be present at Canterbury Liquors to autograph these inaugural bottles. If you can’t make Friday, then join me on Saturday June 3rd, 2023, from 1 pm to 3 pm at Litchfield Distillery to get a piece of the action.