Black Fly Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Distillery Black Fly
  • Age NAS
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 42.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • toasted oak
  • corn
  • spicy
  • toasted
  • maple
  • butter
  • sugar
  • tannic
  • black pepper

Black Fly

Bourbon (0.75l, 42.2%)
Price $78.98

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Character Goatson
If you ever visit the Adirondacks, you’ll see why their flies have their own Bourbon.

Founded in 2013 by Keith and Steph Hadik, Black Fly is a product of Gristmill distillery. Nestled in the Adirondack mountains in upstate New York, the rustic facility sources provincial ingredients for their handcrafted Whiskeys.

In 2007 New York State passed legislation that made distilling accessible to smaller businesses. Keith Van Sise decided to seize the day and got a license to operate a New York State Farm distillery.

Gristmill is a true Upstate New Yorker, embracing its rich agricultural heritage, and fresh mountain air. They advocate the importance of using local ingredients, and source their water from a spring within a few paces of their facility. Their corn is grown by Adirondack Organic Grains in nearby Essex.

Gristmill’s skillfully crafted Black Fly Bourbon is named after the local black flies that Gristmill says inhabit the area:

“Black flies are synonymous with the Adirondacks, as anyone spending time here can tell you. Like us, they’re active in the mountains and seek out adventurers making their way through the High Peaks. We grudgingly co-exist with these small but fierce locals (and find that our Black Fly Bourbon Whiskey is just the thing to take the edge off their bite).”

Black Fly Bourbon is a 100% corn Whiskey, aged for under a year in new American oak barrels crafted by the coopers at U.S. Barrel. New York corn + New York oak barrels = New York Bourbon. This Black Fly expression has hints of oak tannins. Bottled at 42.2% ABV.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Distillery Black Fly
  • Age NAS
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 42.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Copper.

Nose / Aroma
Notes of buttered corn, toasted oak and maple sugar.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Hints of oak and sap mingle with a touch of corn, a little spice.

Finish
Clean, with a hint of oak.
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  • toasted oak
  • corn
  • spicy
  • toasted
  • maple
  • butter
  • sugar
  • tannic
  • black pepper
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
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