Rod & Hammer's Slo Stills Cask Bourbon Whiskey
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Distillery Rod & Hammer's
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 56%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • custard
  • toasted oak
  • apricot
  • clove
  • mint
  • smoky
  • warm

Rod & Hammer's

Slo Stills Cask Bourbon Whiskey (0.75l, 56%)
Price $42.99

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A Central Coast California Bourbon at full cask strength.

Rodney "Rod" Cegleski was a California surfer when he met an Australian Jackaroo named Hamlisch "Hammer" Marshall (a "jackaroo" is a young ranch hand down-under). In 2012 they started experimenting with brewing and distilling at the SLO Brew brewery in San Luis Obispo that Hamlisch had purchased. Distilling grew into a passion, and that passion developed into a business. They officially opened Rod & Hammer Slo Stills in 2019 and set about to build.

The folks at Rod & Hammer's share a lot of information about their Spirits — which is great for Whiskey nerds like us. For their Slo Stills Cask Bourbon Whiskey they tell us that the mash bill is 55% corn, 35% rye, and 10% malted barley. We also know that it was aged for two years in new darkly-charred oak casks. Importantly, we also know that it is delivered at a full cask strength of 56% ABV — uncut and without chill-filtration. And that is a formula for a premium flavor profile that will not be shy in the glass.

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Distillery Rod & Hammer's
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 56%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
There is power in the air with the scents of hot caramel sauce, vanilla custard, toasted oak, and dried apricot.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Taken neat you will be treated by strong flavors of caramel apple, vanilla bean, clove, menthol, and deep oak notes.

Finish
The finish is long, warm, and a bit smoky.

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  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • custard
  • toasted oak
  • apricot
  • clove
  • mint
  • smoky
  • warm
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
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 matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
"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."
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.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
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 matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
"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."
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.
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.
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