Check Out our New Spirits Tasting StationIn our continuing effort to be a cutting edge retailer, Fishpaws has installed a spirit tasting station. You can now sample exciting premium spirit brands. We will offer serving sizes of ½ oz. or a full ounce. We feature selected brands every month.
Fishpaws Own Single Barrel Whiskies
What is a single barrel bourbon? When new whiskey goes into the barrel, it all starts life out pretty much equal. But once the barrel is tucked away in the rickhouse, it might age a little differently from the barrel three floors up or the one at the other end of the building. Where that barrel spends its aging years has a lot to do with the flavor characteristics of the whiskey as it matures inside. For a Single Barrel Bourbon, then, there is no "marrying. A Single Barrel Bourbon is a rare find, actually, because it - and it alone - contains all the qualities we seek in that particular product. It’s a one of a kind.
Sagamore Barrel Select Rye 95 Proof
We toured through the distillery and the mIt all starts with the barrels which have been selected only for the Barrel Select program. These barrels are stored at the Sagamore Farm and have aged for 5 years. Sagamore Spirit’s distillers will create a series of blends of high-rye and low-rye whiskeys. The high-rye is 95% rye and 5% barley malt and the low-rye is 53% rye, 30% corn and 18% barley malt. Fishpaws staff tasted through 4 different combinations. We chose the 60% high rise, 40% low rise. The whiskey is then proofed to 95 proof and bottle especially for Fishpaws Marketplace.
Our Barrel Select Whiskey has an aromatic note of baking spices notes of sweetness. The flavor profile is of dried fruit, citrus notes with a delicious brown sugar finish.
Nose: White Pepper, dried fruits such as orange and apricot and brown sugar.
Palate: Brown Sugar, Hazelnut, Cinnamon, Marzipan.
Finish: Nice smooth and lingering baking spices.ost notable element of our tour was the pride of the staff and the deep history of the distillery. The distillery is truly a family business with multiple generations all working to make this great whiskey.
Arrived October, 2018 $49.99/750ml
Four Roses OESQ Master Distiller Private Selection Single Barrel
Aged 9 years, 10 months
This barrel was selected by Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller for Fishpaws Marketplace. An OESQ Mash bill is a rare mash bill especially for a single barrel. Only 2 in the MD market. E Mashbill is 75% Corn, 20% Rye, 5 % malted Barley. The Q yeast strain imparts floral essence.
Color: Gold to amber
Nose: Cedar and pine notes with a citrus orange zest, Floral Honey & Camille Tea Notes
Palate: Very pronounce flavors of winter spice with a sweetness, notes of honey and crème Brule
$79.99/bottle 1 per person
Arrived November, 2018
Four Roses OESV Fishpaws Private Selection Single Barrel
Barrel No. 65.3T
Aged 9 years, 9 months
Color: Bright golden-amber, medium caramel
Nose: Bruléed (burnt) sugar; vanilla cream cake, candied pecans, praline, candied orange peel, burnt orange, smoke, butterscotch
Palate: Peppery, baking spices, cinnamon, banana-nut bread, dried fruit notes with smoky spicy tobacco
Finish: Long lingering finish with notes of cherry with peppery herbal spice notes.
Arrived May, 2019
Fishpaws WhistlePig Old World Cask Finish Bespoke Blend
This 86 proof 12 year-old Rye Whiskey is a marriage of whiskeys aged in new American Oak and ingeniously finished in Sauternes (37%), Maderia (50%) and Port casks (13%). Fishpaws staff used a beaker and pipette to create an individual Bespoke Blend. We hope you will enjoy! Our customers loved this whiskey so much brought in a second batch.
The whiskey has a nose of caramel, baking spices and white pepper. The palate is creamy with distinct rye flavors, peach notes and a dark chocolate finish. It also contains flavors of caramel, burnt brown sugar and citrus notes. $119.99
WhistlePig Single Barrel 10 Year Rye
Kim, Teri and Teri traveled to Middlebury, VT to choose a 10 Year Single Barrel. We chose Barrel #2717 which was actually filled on 6/30/2007, so our pick is actually a 12 Year Rye.
Nose: Maple Syrup and Dark Cherries
Palate: Drinks like a bourbon. Nice complexity and sweetness with notes of dark cherry chocolate, honey, white licorice with floral notes of honeysuckle.
Finish: Lingering flavors with white pepper on the finish.
Arrived July, 2019
1792 Bottled in Bond Fishpaws Single Barrel Select
Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1789 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Situated in the heart of bourbon country on 196 acres, the Distillery boasts 29 barrel aging warehouses, 22 other buildings including an impressive still house, and the legendary Tom Moore Spring.
In 1897, the Bottled-in-Bond Act revolutionized the quality of American whiskey. Carry on that tradition, this well-aged bourbon from barrels all filled during the same season was bottled at exactly 100 proof for a bold taste and lingering finish-a testament to the Bottle-in-Bond Act established over a century ago.
Spirit: Whiskey Recipe: Rye Bourbon Lot: 11-K-23 Barrel #3082
Nose: Floral, Citrus, Confectioner Sugar, Banana
Palate: Dried fruit, Spicy notes of white pepper, sage and nutmeg. Banana foster and banana bread
Finish: Long lingering finish with vanilla and white pepper.
$59.99 Limit: 1 per person Very Limited Availability
Arrived July, 2019
Old Forester Fishpaws Single Barrel 90 Proof
Every fingerprint is unique. The same is true for every barrel of bourbon. Old Forester Single Barrel is bottled from one individual barrel, so there is no other bourbon exactly like it. Old Forester Single Barrel is crafted using the time-honored methods established over 140 years ago. Old Forester Single Barrel customers may taste and choose from among three barrels of rich, robust Old Forester at the distillery.
Barrel 4408 follows the classic Old Forester profile of sweet upfront, spice on back but is more caramel/vanilla driven rather than fruity. The palate is a streamlined merger of caramel, sweet tea, and cherry followed by fall spice which fades to a lingering, rye driven, peppercorn and rhubarb spice on the finish.
Nose: Loads of vanilla, sandalwood, white pepper, Crème Brûlée and lemon citrus peel
Color: Amber-gold with bright tawny orange highlights
Palate: Breakfast spices – cinnamon stick and brown sugar. Just like a freshly made French Toast with vanilla with a slight light oak on the finish. Caramel, sweet tea and cherry.
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Aged 5 ½ years
$49.99 Arrived November 2019