The Old St Nick legend has taken on a life of its own with the advent of the internet, many claiming inside information, or knowledge about who first developed the product and why, it’s original pedigree, the source of its bourbons, and the story behind the eclectic style. The Very Olde St Nick myth is a reality with a wonderful story…in fact many stories. As many as the infinite miniscule number of releases from this highly prized producer for more than 30 years!!
The Very Olde St Nick brand has long been a cult favorite. Initially bottled by Julian Van Winkle and subsequently by the Willett Family, VOSN now has its very own home in Bardstown – The Preservation Distillery. Of course, this old rye whiskey wasn’t distilled there, but drawn from the brands oldest stocks.
The distillery is committed to producing whiskey the old way and sources it’s grains from local farms, mills on-site and always sour mashes. There’s no way of knowing just where this special old rye came from, but it’s widely considered one of the best bottles of rye coming out of Kentucky and the first time we’ve ever been able to sell this incredible brand stateside. How they’ve secured these great old ryes remains a mystery, but what’s not a secret is how quickly they’ll sell out.
Rye grass, caramel, dried fruit – prunes or figs, aromatic pipe tobacco and oak.
Rye grass, raisins and prunes, cinnamon and allspice, caramel and oak. Tasted with a dried cranberry and some lemon zest comes out to join the fruits. Tasted with a pecan and the flavor becomes a little creamier and chewy with buttered caramel, raisins and baking spices.