Rod & Hammer's Slo Stills Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Distillery Rod & Hammer's
  • Age 2 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation New American Oak barrels
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • corn
  • nutty
  • sweet
  • toasted oak
  • spicy
  • biscuit
  • honey

Rod & Hammer's

Straight Bourbon Whiskey (0.75l, 45%)
Price $41.99

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Character Goatson

California Bourbon with a soul of the Pacific.

When a surfer from California met a cowboy from Australia a decade ago, friendship was born in an instant. Both lovers of fine Spirits and Central Coast of New South Wales, Rod Cegelsky and Hammer Marshall revitalized SLO Brew, one of the Golden State’s longest-standing brewpubs. For over thirty years, award-winning craft beers were created there and in 2012, first drops of Whiskey came out of the still. After seven years, Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills was established and American Whiskey started flowing. Their special move is cutting each Whiskey with purified and desalinated water from the Pacific - the ocean that links California and Australia. Quite poetic, really. 

Rod & Hammer’s Straight Bourbon is a true American classic that spent two years in new American Oak barrels. The mash bill, concocted in the original Garden Street copper kettle, is 85% corn, contributing smooth sweetness to the deep amber Spirit. Your nose will appreciate sweet and smokey aromas while the Bourbon will wow your palate with flavors of caramel, vanilla, and roasted nuts.

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Distillery Rod & Hammer's
  • Age 2 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation New American Oak barrels
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Deep Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet and smokey nose with notes of caramel, roasted nuts and corn.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and mellow caramel-forward palate with notes of vanilla, corn and roasted nuts.

Finish
Smooth finish with sweet hints of corn.

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  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • corn
  • nutty
  • sweet
  • toasted oak
  • spicy
  • biscuit
  • honey
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
"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."
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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
"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."
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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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