Wolves, the whiskey brand founded by James Bond (Undefeated) and Jon Buscemi (Buscemi, Truff), announces a limited allocation of Lot Two, the second American Single Malt release under the brand’s Malted Barley Series banner.
Lot Two, an 11-year-old American Single Malt, was distilled and barreled in 2012 by 13th generation distiller Marko Karakasevic using imported Irish malts with a California Ale. It comes bottled at 110 proof.
The result are notes of honey, caramel apple, dried fig, toasted oat and oak with a creamy, viscous mouthfeel, the company reports.
Each bottle of Lot Two is wrapped by hand in a bespoke Italian sheepskin label dyed a matte black. The skins are individually die-cut into label form, before being printed with UV light, hand-numbered, embossed and laid one-by-one on the custom-made French-cut glass, the company reports.
“From the whiskey to the labels to the glass we use for our bottles, no one in their right mind would make the decision of their own free will to build a whiskey brand the way we’re doing it,” says Buscemi. “But this is the way James and I have always done things. There’s absolutely no way the steps between distillation to blending to lips should make financial sense — and it doesn’t.”
After launching at wolveswhiskeyca.com on Thursday, Aug. 31, an additional 335 6-packs of the Lot Two American Single Malt whiskey will roll out through select brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retailers. It’s not available in all 50 states.
The suggested retail price is $305 per 750-ml. bottle.