Our first aged whiskey product was released in May 2011. To make good whiskey, start with good grains. That was the basis for our first whiskey batches and continues as our foundation today. As a small artisan or “craft” distillery, we don’t make a lot of product because we are small for starters, we have limited barrel aging space, and until 2011 we didn’t have any way to get our product to our customers. Thanks to several South Dakota beer distributors, we can now bring our products to your favorite liquor store anywhere in South Dakota!
After four years of aging, whiskey made from a mash consisting of at least 50% corn is known as bourbon. We have mixed aged bourbon whiskey with un-aged grain spirits to create our unique American product known as “Blended Whiskey”. We have branded it as Bickering Brothers Blended Whiskey (BBB). It is 50% straight bourbon whiskey and 50% grain spirits. The grain spirits are also mostly corn, the difference is the bourbon is stored at 120 proof in charred oak barrels for at least four years. The grain spirits are not aged, at least not for four years anyway.
Our Blended Whiskey is smooth, with vanillin and oak undertones. It prefers to be served alone on one ice cube, but also opens up well with a little extra water. As with all whiskeys, it plays well with most mixes. We produce a limited quantity of whiskey each year, and we can't produce more four years ago. We add the un-aged grain spirits to increase our volume and because it produces such a drinkable whiskey—but we just can’t stretch it any further. So get yours while it is available. Because we have to wait at least four years for our whiskey to age, there are times each year when we will run out. Our aged products are always in limited supply. As more of our product ages, more will be released. Unfortunately, we can’t speed up time and we can’t make more last year, or four years ago.
As with all of our spirits, our BBB (Bickering Brothers Blended) is perfect for sitting back and reflecting on your accomplishments—past and future. Find a fire pit or fire place and pull up a chair. Take your time, relax and enjoy. Please remember, we make better spirits for better people, and better people drink responsibly!