Smugglers' Notch Litigation Wheat Whiskey
Smugglers' Notch // Vermont, USA
Ron Elliott and his son, Jeremy, named their family-run distillery after Smugglers' Notch, a mountain pass in Vermont that was historically used as a smuggling route by American and Canadian merchants. Given the scandalous history behind the distillery's namesake, it may come as no surprise that they've had their own legal issues. During the development of this whiskey, the distillery was sued by another for brand/copyright infringement. As part of the settlement, all future products now require a special name, different from the distillery name. Timing worked out perfectly to name Litigation Wheat Whiskey in the suit's honor. This expression begins with a mash of wheat and malted barley. After distillation, the whiskey is aged in new, charred white oak casks before being bottled at 44% ABV.
Wheat WhiskeyMash bill at least 51% wheat; aged in new, charred oak barrels
Cask Typenew, charred white oak