Dark Door Spirits in Tampa, FL has been one of our earliest supporters.
That’s why we’re so pleased to announce our partnership with them for Whiskey Culture’s very first private barrel pick!
Our very first private barrel will release on June 26th at Dark Door Spirits from 2-4pm.
The event is family friendly and there will be food, drinks, specials, and prizes! It’ll be a great chance to meet other whiskey enthusiasts in the area and sample some of Dark Door Spirits’ unique expressions as well as learn more about what they’re doing in our community and their upcoming events!
But, we’re sure you want to know more about the bottle as well.
The whiskey is a bourbon distilled here in Tampa by Dark Door Spirits.
The bourbon was then finished in a brown ale barrel used by Calusa brewing (which was originally a Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrel)! The whiskey itself is bottled at cask strength (117 proof).
There will be a limited number of bottles available, as much of the available bottles were purchased during the Whiskey Culture “Reserve Club” pre-order period.
We named it “Brown Butter Bourbon,” due to its rich mouthfeel, nutty and earthy profile, and classic bourbon sweetness.
The nose is a deep roasted caramel, cinnamon spice, and roasted walnut.
The palate has classic bourbon sweetness, initially bright with sweet corn and vanilla spice. There is a nice earthy spice to it and a strong note of toasted walnut and smoked black currant tea.
The finish is smoky and earthy with a nice malty dark beer note, alongside a classic torched oak and tobacco note.
After the event, Dark Door Spirits will be having their full moon dark market.
The full moon dark market brings together some of Tampa’s great artists, crafters, and more for a fun event you won’t want to miss.
The market is family friendly and sure to be fun for all ages.
Come support Tampa’s creatives while enjoying a cocktail made by master mixologist, Shane.
We hope to see you all there!
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.