Berkshire Mountain Distillers Ommegang Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey
Berkshire Mountain Cask Aged Bourbon is a collaboration between Berkshire Mountain Distillers and the famed Ommegang Brewery, located in Cooperstown, New York. The bourbon is made from a mash of 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malted barley, all of which are sourced from family farms in New England. After the grains arrive at the distillery, they are mashed and fermented before being distilled three times through Weld's copper-pot still.
Once the bourbon has matured in virgin, American oak casks, it is double-barreled, or finished, in casks that were previously used to mature Ommegang Adoration Ale (10% ABV). Adoration Ale is a Belgian winter style ale that is dark, malty and assertively spicy. In addition, Adoration Ale itself is aged in ex-bourbon casks, meaning that the extra maturation of Berkshire Bourbon is, in some sense, a return home.
After Berkshire Mountain Ommegang Cask Finished Bourbon has aged for a minimum of four years in the combination of virgin American oak and ex-Adoration Ale barrels, it is brought to proof and bottled by hand.