Filibuster began in 2013, with the idea of offering discerning Spirits consumers a creative alternative to larger production brands. Whether Rye or Bourbon, the traditional aging process for American Whiskey has long been resting distillate a few years in charred new American oak barrels, and going directly into the bottle. Contrast this approach with Scotland, where cooperage of all types and ages have been embraced for centuries, and the case for exploring alternative wood in American Whiskey becomes clear.
True Small Batch production
Each batch is crafted solely by their Master Blender, and is limited to a finite number of bottles. This gives us a craft look and feel that customers really respond to – they have some customers that collect individual batch numbers upon release. Due to their unique production method, each batch will vary slightly in taste profile, similar to a wine from vintage to vintage.
“Dual Cask” aging
Using wine barrels brings a fruit-derived element into the flavor profile- making it an excellent partner with fruit-based mixers in cocktails – “The Pinot Noir Manhattan” is a best seller on a cocktail list. Mixologists really love the fruit-driven aromas of the “Dual Cask” process – it brings a whole new layer of complexity to the glass.
What’s in a name?
“Filibuster” has a political connotation, and as they began in Washington DC, that’s not accidental. We’ve developed a bit of a cult following on both National and State levels with those who practice and follow politics.
Quality in the glass
Whiskey, first and foremost, must taste good, and the only way that we’ve found to ensure that is extended barrel aging. To that end, they do not use “chips”, “spirals” or “staves” to move the process along. These methods might work for some producers; it’s not what we’re about. Their Whiskey is aged years, not days, and you can taste it.
Filibuster “Dual Cask” Gin
Filibuster “Dual Cask” Bourbon
Filibuster “Dual Cask” Rye
Filibuster “The Boondoggler” Whiskey
Filibuster “Triple Cask” Whiskey
50 Mauretown Mill Road, Mauretown VA 22644
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