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american

whiskey

for westsiders  

Small batch Santa Cruz County, California

Bourbon & Blended whiskey

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BOURBON

About the

The Mash Bill

Our Bourbon is the key to it all. We spent years getting it right and choosing the right mash bill.

51% CORN

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36% RYE

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13% MALTED BARLEY

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Before settling on this mash bill, we spent countless hours tasting different variations and combinations of mashes straight from the barrel. Our whiskey professionals wanted to find something that was unique and delightful to sip on, but also had a great value that we could pass on to our clients. The effort paid off and we found the perfect balance. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.  

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A Blended Whiskey

We set out to create a blended whiskey that was far superior to your typical bottom shelf product that blended whiskeys almost always fall into. We also wanted to craft a whiskey that we could offer at incredible value to our clients. Our whiskey professionals started with our base bourbon. Typically blended whiskey only contains 20%-25% Bourbon, however we decided to use 30% in Westside water. It lends the strong nose and depth of a bourbon more than any blended whiskey we compared it to. 

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Our next step was improving the blender element of the whiskey. It's common practice to use Corn Grain (GNS) or Sugarcane rum to fill in the 75%-80% of the spirit's content. We went a step further and decided to oak our Corn Grain and age it similar to traditional whiskey, but with an accelerated process using oak cubes / staves. This resulted in a very whiskey flavor that outshines other blended whiskeys.

Finally a few other industry secret processes are added to round out the pallet and give weight to the product. Our whiskeys do not have any added sugars and any sweetness comes from the aging process. 

ENJOY YEARS

OF PATIENCE.

Barrel Aged Perfection 

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Straight Bourbon Whiskey 

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A lot of time and patience goes into the making of a good bourbon. It all starts with a barrel. We use new American Oak barrels that are charred inside to caramelize the naturally occurring sugars in the wood and give a smooth, delicious finish to the whiskey.  

 

The Westside water blue label bourbon enters the barrel at 130 proof after being distilled from our mash of corn, rye, and malted barley. To choose the mash bill itself, we tried dozens of iterations until we found one that we felt would please just about any whiskey drinker. Something with character to stand out from the rest.

 

After aging for between 2-3 years the barrels are pulled and sampled. If they pass the taste and color test  they are cut to 90 proof using California mountain water and bottled. Our bourbon is consistently good and consistently well priced. All the Westsiders should be able to enjoy a good whiskey. Cheers to you!

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Westside Water  

Blended Whiskey

1.75L HANDLE

For when you just can't get enough.

Where to Buy

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Scofflaw

This delightful whiskey drink was invented in Paris while the U.S. suffered through Prohibition.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Westside Water Bourbon

  • 1 oz Dry vermouth

  • 1/4 oz Fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 oz Grenadine

  • 2 dashes Orange bitters

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Beggar's Banquet

An unlikely blend of bourbon, maple syrup, and beer all blended together. 

Ingredients

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 1/4 oz Fresh lemon juice

  • 3/4 oz Maple syrup

  • 2 oz Westside Water Whiskey

  • Old Speckled Hen Beer

  • Garnish: 1 Orange half-wheel

Add all the ingredients, except the beer, to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top with beer and garnish with an orange half-wheel.

Revolver

Arm yourself with this bourbon and coffee liqueur cocktail. Introduced by San Francisco bartender Jon Santer in the early 2000s.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Westside Water Whiskey

  • 1/2 oz Coffee liqueur

  • 2 dashes Orange bitters

  • Garnish: Flamed orange peel

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice, and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a wide strip of orange peel.

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BLUE LABEL

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$21.99

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Black label

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$11.99

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