Widow Jane has announced the first-ever release in the brand’s “The Vaults” collection, a planned annual release of the oldest bourbons from the Widow Jane stocks.
This fall’s inaugural release is a mix of 14-year-and-older Tennessee and Indiana bourbons drawn from 20 barrels selected and blended by Head Distiller Lisa Wicker from the Widow Jane Rickhouse in Brooklyn, NY.
Weighing in at 49.5% ABV (99 proof), The Vaults 2019 is among the highest-proof expressions in the Widow Jane family of whiskeys. Wicker and her team finish the 14 year-old bourbon in eight-year air-seasoned American oak casks.
On the nose is broken-in leather, sassafras, birch beer and wintergreen, the company reports, before a palate of tobacco, vanilla, lemon, brown sugar, cocoa powder and mint, followed by a finish of campfire, cherry, nutmeg, honey and vanilla.
Beginning in September, around 500 cases of The Vaults 2019 will release in select markets. The suggested retail price is $150 per 750-ml. bottle.