Wonderful Bourbon of the North.
Traverse City, MI, is the perfect place to raise a Bourbon with its mild summers and cold winters. The trio of founders knew that when they established the distillery in 2012 in an old power station. One of them, Chris Fredrickson, found a cache of distilling patents filed by his great-grandfather in 1920. He revived the dream and started producing the "Whiskey of the North". In addition to weather that mirrors the wine regions of Europe, Traverse City distillery has another ace up their sleeve: new American oak barrels with a lighter char sourced from Kentucky and Tennessee.
Their Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a three-grain concoction (71% corn, 25 rye, 4% barley) that’s bottled at 86 Proof after it spends four years maturing. Its slight smokiness reminds of Scotch, and it offers a balanced dance of heat, strength and alluring flavors. Its character is strong enough not to disappear in a cocktail, while its citrusy palate makes drinking easy when neat.