Splinter Group Spirits Slaughter House American Whiskey
This American whisky was aged for nine years in oak barrels before being matured in Papillon casks from Orin Swift Cellars.
Dave Phinney, founder of Orin Swift Cellars in Napa Valley, California, has already achieved more success in the wine and spirits industry than most will ever dream of. After “studying” for a semester in Florence, Italy, he decided to go into winemaking upon graduation, growing his business from a mere two tons of Zinfandel in the late 1990s into a multinational company with 300 acres in the South of France. Dave is perhaps best known for starting the wildly popular label, “The Prisoner.”
While Dave is a true pioneer when it comes to wine, the idea of making spirits has always lingered with him. After listening to his taxicab driver share stories about his upbringing in the Caribbean, distilling bathtub rum with his father, Dave was convinced he’d give distilling a try. “The passion he had was infectious,” says Dave. Dave debuted his spirits in 2015, under the Splinter Group Spirits moniker, and he is undeniably on a quest to make something truly unique.
Slaughter House American Whiskey spends nine years in American oak before being further matured in Orin Swift Cellars’ Papillon barrels, which add perfumed aromatics and round out the mouthfeel. The spirit is then tamed with pristine water originating from a natural hillside spring found on Dave’s property 2000 feet above the Alexander Valley in California.
As a result, Slaughter House American Whiskey has an inviting aroma of caramelized sugar, baking spices, dark fruits, butterscotch and vanilla. The palate, smooth and layered with hints of rich toffee, leads to a finish filled with honey, biscuits and maple.
Slaughter House American Whiskey was awarded a Gold Medal and Best in Class at the 2015 Whiskies of the World competition — pick up a bottle today!
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Splinter Group Spirits|