Multi-award-winning UK craft spirits distributor Maverick Drinks is welcoming Widow Jane, the urban bourbon brand with an Empire State of Mind, to its dynamic drinks portfolio.
With a distillery in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Widow Jane releases and produces award-winning bourbons and whiskeys using a proprietary heirloom corn varietal and unique water from the Widow Jane mine in Rosendale, upstate New York.
Now available through Maverick Drinks is Widow Jane 10 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, distilled in Kentucky and perfected in New York, proofed with Widow Jane’s very own water.
The resulting well-rounded bourbon offers a rye spice to complement the corn, alongside buttery toffee aromas, and notes of cherry wood, olive oil and burnt orange on the palate.
Widow Jane 10 Year Old is released as a single-barrel product, so while core flavours are consistent, there are always tangent notes that make each barrel unique.
We’re proud to finally start growing Widow Jane in the UK and letting people in on what we’re doing in Brooklyn,
We can’t wait to continue to express our intense profile and our commitment to awesome whiskey.
– Vince Oleson: Widow Jane distiller
The team at Widow Jane have managed to source a steady supply of outstanding aged bourbon from Kentucky, which they’ve put their own touch on with the addition of water from the Widow Jane Mine.
It’s a fantastic product that we know bourbon enthusiasts will love.
– Michael Vachon: Head of Brand Development at Maverick Drinks
Widow Jane joins the growing ranks of award-winning brands represented by Maverick Drinks, including the Kyrö Distillery Company, Balcones, Brenne, Bluecoat Gin, FEW Spirits, Filliers, the New York Distilling Company, Smooth Ambler, St George Spirits, Wolfburn, Ableforth’s, That Boutique-y Gin Company and That Boutique-y Whisky Company.
As part of its #ForwardDrinking campaign, Maverick Drinks continues to challenge how brands work with bars up and down the country. The distributor has engaged bar communities throughout the UK with the first in a series of seminars, The Relationships Between Brands and Bars is Broken, to stir up conversation and drive meaningful change.
This philosophy, coupled with the strength of the Maverick Drinks portfolio, played a substantial part in Maverick Drinks being named Spirits Distributor of the Year for the third time in four years at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition.