Arizona’s Del Bac Starts New Annual Winter Release Series


Hamilton Distillers, makers of Whiskey Del Bac, launches its first ever limited-edition Winter Release on December 2nd, 2017.

Available only once a year, the Winter Release is unique and fleeting, with this year’s limited run producing only 390 bottles at $60 apiece. Different casks and finishes are blended in harmony, solely by taste, yielding a one-of-a-kind single malt whiskey that will never be replicated. While different every year, the blend is made with the same intention.

This year’s blend is an assertively smoked offering bottled at 100 proof.

“We have had a lot of people requesting a smokier Dorado, so we decided to make our first Winter Release exactly that,” says head distiller Nathan Thompson Avelino. “We have also raised the proof to 100 from 90 to handle that extra smoke. It’s turned out really beautifully.”

The nose opens with immediate notes of charred camp fire embers. Mesquite smoke gives way to aromatics of sweet tobacco and menthol reminiscent of green cardamom and mint. The aggressive smoke is tempered by its round body and dark chocolate mid-palate, with a sweet vanilla and fruit custard finish.

Whiskey Del Bac Winter Release will only be available in Arizona. Hamilton Distillers will open their doors at 2106 N Forbes Blvd St #103, Tucson, AZ, 85745 on Saturday December 2nd at 10 am to release the seasonal whiskey to the public.

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