Hamilton Distillers, makers of Whiskey Del Bac

In 2006, while drinking Scotch and barbecuing with mesquite scraps from our custom furniture company, Arroyo Design, we had a thought. Why couldn’t we malt barley over mesquite instead of peat, as they do in Scotland, for a single-malt whiskey with a flavor distinctive to the American Southwest?

Unable to shake the concept of a Sonoran Desert single-malt, Stephen began learning how to malt barley and make whiskey, starting with a 5 gallon alembic pot-still from Portugal.

More Info at https://www.whiskeydelbac.com/ 

DORADO

Mesquite Smoked – Aged 90 Proof – 45% ABV – American Single Malt

Never Sourced – Never Chill Filtered

Whiskey Del Bac Dorado is a single malt whiskey with the true character of the American Southwest. Using the Scottish model of whisky-making, Dorado is made from 100% barley that is malted and smoked over a velvet mesquite fire, mashed, fermented, copper pot distilled, aged and bottled on site.

Dorado has a nose of tobacco and chocolate, giving way to campfire embers, and finishing with soft tannins and sweet toffee on the palate.

CLASSIC

Aged 90 Proof – 45% ABV – American Single Malt

Never Sourced – Never Chill Filtered

Whiskey Del Bac Classic is a true American Single Malt, using the Scottish model of whiskey-making. Classic is made from a 100% barley malt that is mashed, fermented, copper pot distilled, aged and bottled on site.

Classic opens with bright stone fruits on the nose and is balanced with a sweet caramel and oak finish.

93-points from Wine Enthusiast

 

OLD PUEBLO

Mesquite Smoked – Aged 90 Proof – 45% ABV – American Single Malt

Never Sourced – Never Chill Filtered

Old Pueblo is a spirit unique to the American Southwest. Made from 100% barley that is malted and smoked over a velvet mesquite fire, mashed, fermented, copper pot distilled, and bottled on site.

On the nose Old Pueblo offers notes of desert campfire and dried ancho chili. The palate is rounded with white chocolate and balanced minerality. With a spirit this unique and diverse, it can be enjoyed neat, or to elevate any cocktail.

DISTILLER’S CUT

Cask Strength – Aged -American Single Malt

Never Sourced – Never Chill Filtered

Distiller’s Cut is a manifestation of the art of blending, an ever-changing, cask strength, limited production.

Distiller’s Cut is always 100% barley and 100% sippable. Enjoy neat, on ice or with a drop of water. Whiskey Del Bac blenders draw from our two flagship whiskeys, Dorado and Classic Sonoran, then finish in select barrels. Past finishing barrels have included Calvados, Cognac, Madeira and Bourbon casks.

Mesquite Dried, Aged, and Cask-Strength American Single Malt Whiskey.

Learn more about individual batches and tasting notes.

Fall 2020 Distiller’s Cut 91-points from Whiskey Advocate

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