Single Barrel

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Thank you for your interest in our Single-Barrel program. We’re David, Jack and Peter Baker, brothers and co-partners of Litchfield Distillery. Since 2014, we’ve been hard at work crafting award-winning spirits with international acclaim. We’ve been named “CT Distillery of the Year” for the past five years by the NY International Spirits Competition and our CT-Grown spirits continue to earn gold medals at top spirit competitions.

If your bourbon club or retail store is looking for its next single-barrel pick, we invite you to sample Connecticut’s premiere craft distillery. We’ve shipped barrels as far away as California and Texas with rave reviews. Below, you'll find more information along with with a form you can submit to begin the process of ordering barrel samples. We hope to hear from you soon!

Cheers,
The Batchers of Litchfield Distillery

Why Litchfield Distillery?

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    Our bourbon and rye whiskey are distilled from Connecticut-grown grains. Our New England climate and mineral-rich terroir produce luscious, sweet corn, spicy rye and nutty malted barley.

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    Bourbon Whiskey Mash Bill: 70% corn, 25% rye, 5% malted barley. Straight Rye Whiskey Mash Bill: 70% winter rye, 30% malted barley.

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    We practice slow distillation, which enables us to create precise separation of different components during distillation to make clean cuts and respect the temperature during the gathering of the distillates.

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    Our spirits are non-chilled filtered to deliver a more robust flavor profile, exceptional aroma and a smoother finish.

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    When it comes to sustainability, we walk the talk. We generate nearly 100% of our electricity from 174 solar panels installed on the distillery roof. All our spent mash returns to farms for livestock feed. Retired bourbon barrels get re-purposed for finishing projects with local breweries, wineries and coffee roasters.

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    Litchfield Distillery named “CT Distillery of the Year” for the past five years by the NY International Spirits Competition.* Named "Best Distillery" for the past 6 years in Connecticut Magazine's "Best Of" issue.

Available Expressions

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Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bottled at 4 years. 92 Proof

Most Recent Award: DOUBLE GOLD Medal, NYISC 2022

Nose: Hints of vanilla and caramel are complemented by a nice balance of apple, cinnamon
and baking bread.

Palate: Spicy and a little sweet with nice notes of rich tobacco and toasted baking spice; a hint of apple.

Finish: Full mouth feel with heat in the back palate. Very long, spicy finish with a hint of citrus.

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Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Cask Strength

Bottled at 4 years. 120-125 Proof

Most Recent Award: GOLD Medal, NYISC 2022

Nose: Pleasing notes of caramel, butterscotch and vanilla with a hint of apple.

Palate: Lingering caramel and vanilla along with some pepper and cinnamon. A hint of fruity pear notes.

Finish: Strong, long, high-proof finish that ends smooth with a touch of spice.

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Straight Rye Whiskey

Bottled at 2 years. 92 Proof

Also available as Cask Strength
Most Recent Award: GOLD Medal, NYISC 2022

Nose: Prominent rye and cereal followed by black cherry and baking spice.

Palate: Rye toast, candied cherry and clove with spicy pepper notes that are more reminiscent of jalapeños than black pepper.

Finish: Medium-to-long finish with spicy white pepper lingering on the top of the tongue and roof of the mouth followed by a slight honey-mint conclusion.

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Port Cask Finish bourbon Whiskey

Bottled at 4 years. 92 Proof

Also available as Cask Strength
Most Recent Award: DOUBLE-PLATINUM Medal, ASCOT 2021

Nose: A vibrant red wine aroma with subtle dark fruit and blueberry pie along with slight cereal notes.

Palate: Black pepper, cinnamon, stone fruit and oak, all well-balanced and very smooth.

Finish: Medium-to-long finish with notes of golden raisins, dried straw and a touch of spice.

Limited Special Finishes

If you’re a fan of unique barrel-finished bourbons, inquire to see what we have coming of age. Recent cask finish releases include: Rum, Sherry, Calvados, and Madeira. We generally finish our 4-year Bourbon Whiskey but can discuss custom finishing projects upon request.

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Additional Details

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  • Taste and select samples from up to six barrels.

  • One barrel produces ~20 cases of 12 750ml bottles (final bottle count depends on proofing/barrel volume).

  • Available as Straight Bourbon Whiskey (92 proof) or Cask Strength (115-125 proof). Note: Cask Strength yields ~30% less bottles.

  • Same pricing as case pricing.

  • No charge for custom add-on label or promotional poster design/print.

  • We can help arrange to ship the empty cask to your club/store if interested.

Request your barrel samples today!

Get the barrel rolling by filling out the form below and we’ll contact you as soon as possible to discuss the details and to learn more about what you'd like to sample!

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* NYISC awards: “CT Distillery of the Year” honors received 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022. “CT Whiskey Distillery of the Year” honors received 2020.