It shakes up the competition.
Let’s be clear. Sonoma County in California is first and foremost wine country. August Sebastiani, the president of 3 Badge Beverages, is a fourth-generation member of one of its oldest wine families. Based in this fertile valley along the rugged Pacific coastline, the company, you guessed it – produces wine. Lately, they’ve broadened their portfolio to Spirits as well. Happy times.
Their commitment to craftsmanship and a deep connection to the family history transcend the make of the drink. The company offices are held in the same fire station Sebastiani’s grandfather helped build and where he volunteered. Their spirits division named Mixology includes the brands Uncle Val’s Gin, Kirk & Sweeney Rum and Masterson’s Whiskey. They win awards and fans alike.
Since all their products are always top quality, we’re pleased they’ve entered into the Bourbon game as well. And they didn’t just enter – they barged in. Bib & Tucker 6 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon is crafted from a mash of 70 % corn, 26 % rye and 4 % malted barley. The grains were distilled twice at a top secret Tennessee Distillery - first using a column still and then a vintage copper pot still. The Bourbon was aged in charred American white oak barrels for six years and bottled at 46 % ABV. It definitely packs a punch, we can tell you that much.
The name Bib & Tucker is a reference for a term used in America’s rough and tumble early days to describe a person’s fanciest attire – the one you would wear to a wedding or a special dance. The design of the bottle acknowledges the era as it takes the shape of an enlarged flask with ornate hand-lettering. But the appearance is just the beginning. This Whiskey will grab your attention with looks and contents. The flavor profile is as unique and complex as you’re gonna find. If you’re a Bourbon fan, you’ll surely appreciate all the dedication and craftsmanship that goes into making this product. If you’re not a fan - well, let’s just say this Bourbon could force you into a change of heart.