Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The New Craft BIBs

Just a few years ago, it looked like the category of bonded whiskey was on its way out. In 2013, I made a list of all of the bottled in bond whiskeys available and could only identify 18, more than half from Heaven Hill and many of which were regional releases that weren't widely available. Only one of them, Anchor's Old Potrero, was from a craft producer.

Well, like many other things, craft whiskey seems to have brought back the bottled in bond category. Over the last couple of years, there has been a huge boom in new BIB whiskeys from craft producers, as well as more products from the big boys like Brown Forman and Beam. Here is a list of BIBs from the new distilleries that have either been released or cleared labels:

A.D. Laws Four Grain Bourbon
Dad's Hat Rye (Mountain Laurel Spirits)
Few Bourbon & Single Malt
Kings County Distillery Bourbon
Leopold Brothers Maryland Style Rye
North American Steamship Rye (Quincy Street Distillery)
Old Maysville Club Rye (Old Pogue)
Oregon Spirit Distillers Bourbon, Rye and Wheat Whiskey
Outryder American Whiskey (Wyoming Whiskey)
Peerless Rye (Kentucky Peerless)
Project No.l 1 Bourbon (Breuckelen Distilling)
Rocktown 5th Anniversary Bourbon
Tom's Foolery Bourbon, Rye & Corn Whiskey (as well as Applejack)
Wigle Rye (Pittsburgh Distilling)
Willett Bourbon

It's pretty impressive that in four years craft distillers have nearly doubled the number of BIB whiskeys on the market.  If I've missed any, please let me know in the comments.


Anonymous said...

Dad’s Hat Bottled In Bond Straight Rye

sku said...

Thanks Anon. Added to the list.

Agent SJ said...

In my experience all these "craft" and "small batch" BiBs asound great until you get to the cash register. Then I just go back to the Bourbon shelves and buy another $14-$16 Evana Williams BiB.

Sevens said...

Best thing about drinks and food is variety and new experiences in my humble opinion. I wouldn't eat same dinner every night just because that's what I was comfortable with.

Carl Palladino said...

More for the list:
Colonel E.H. Taylor: Single Barrel, Rye, and Small Batch
Heaven Hill: Small Batch Bourbon
Rittenhouse: Rye
Jim Beam: Bourbon, 100 Proof
I would guess that more exist, but my spreadsheet is not up to date.

sku said...

Carl, those are all BIBs alright, but this list was of craft distillers that have done BIBs.

Jason said...

How did Willett get on there, then?

Unknown said...

Wilderness Trail will also have a bonded bourbon. Not sure if the label has cleared yet but WT has announced it.

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