Dave Phinney, creator of Orin Swift, D66 and Locations wines, is now a Whiskey Producer. Opening a Distillery on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA , Savage & Cooke is a brand bringing Wine elegance to the Whiskey World.
The work of Dave Phinney should be familiar to our domestic wine customers, his brand Orin Swift has been in the store for years. Dave also has a line a French wines and contracts around the world to help him with his Location series of wines. But it is his newest project that has our interest here at The Wine Country, a line of Whiskies under the name Savage & Cooke. Located on Mare Island in Northern California, the Savage & Cooke Distillery has been built where once stood a Naval Shipyard.
Made with a mash bill of 75% Corn, 21% Rye and 4% Malted Barley, this 4 year Bourbon is finished in Napa Valley Cabernet barrels. The result is a rich, full Bourbon with bold flavors of dark chocolate, charred oak and dark fruit, similar to figs. The higher Rye percentage dries out the finish allowing those deep woodsy characteristics from the oak to linger. This is a true Bourbon drinkers Bourbon.