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The Coalition Story

Magical things can happen when people from different cultures and ways of life come together. Often, the unique experiences and skills of each individual can combine with shared passions and curiosities to create something truly wonderful. A spirits pioneer, a veteran whiskey distiller and a world-renowned winemaker walk into a bar… and a brilliant coalition is formed. A whiskey coalition.

The Whiskey

All Coalition Whiskies start from a 100% Rye mash bill – a true rarity in the whiskey world – with 10% of that being malted. This exceptional hand-crafted whiskey, aged in American white oak barrels for four to five years, is then skillfully finished in Bordeaux wine barrels for up to nine months. Barrels (or barriques in French) of the appellations of Margaux, Pauillac, and Sauternes each impart a truly unique flavor profile to whiskey. For those wanting to sample our very original Rye whiskey before Bordeaux wine barrel finishing, there’s a Barrel Proof variety.

Margaux Barrel Bottle

Margaux Barriques

Proof: 90.8

This 100% Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is finished in Margaux barrels. It has an attractive deep garnet amber color. There is a lot of elegance in the mouth, a good backbone, and a long pleasant finish. It has a complex flavor with floral notes of violets and lilacs, red fruit nuances, and a touch of roasted coffee beans.

Pauillac Barrel Bottle

Pauillac Barriques

Proof: 92.6

This 100% Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is finished in Pauillac barrels. It has a dark, seductive amber color and a very complex bouquet rich in blackberry, plum, cherry notes, hints of coffee, and spices, primarily black pepper. On the palate, it shows a generous volume with smoked nuts and a pleasant well-integrated wood finish

Sauternes Barrel Bottle

Sauternes Barriques

Proof: 94.2

This 100% Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is finished in Sauternes barrels. It has a deep amber color and a rich, fragrant nose with perfectly balanced honeyed vanilla notes, caramel, and apricot hints. Exquisite and remarkably elegant, it is smooth on the palate, with luscious flavors of dried fruit, toffee, and a delicate almond finish.

Barrel Proof Bottle

Barrel Proof

Proof: 108.8

This 100% Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is a blend of four- to five-year-old Rye Whiskies, with the precious grain coming from just one mile away from the distillery. It has an amber-gold color and a complex taste with deep spice, butterscotch, and orange peel notes, hints of cedar, tobacco leaves, herbal tea with a peppery finish.

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