We are more than excited about the latest project at J.P. Trodden. In case you were not aware, J.P. Trodden bourbons are all "grain to glass", meaning we take all the raw ingredients, and start at the beginning of the process............we grind the grains in house, cook the mash, and perform the distillation process all in our Maltby facility. When we decided to produce a Rye Whiskey, we determined the best rye grains were not grown in Washington, and to make the type of quality product you have come to expect from us, it would be better for us to source the Rye. We purchased 18 month old Rye Whiskey produced and barreled in the midwest, and had it shipped to us in the original barrels.
Mark then pumped the Rye into our used J.P. Trodden maple syrup barrels, and let it age there for 6 months. That beautiful, caramel colored spirit is now being blended with J.P. Trodden Black label bourbon, with the finished product being our Bolster Road Maple Rye. It's lip smacking delicious. Just a hint of maple flavor comes through in both the nose and the finish. It offers a lingering, velvety taste on the palate. You may order it here.
Since this product is not 100% grain-to-glass, we felt it needed its own identity, hence the new brand, "Bolster Road". But know that Bolster Road is still firmly a part of the Trodden family. In fact, Bolster Road is the road that connects Chesaw to Canada (part of JP's mail route), and is the original location of the Trodden family farm. We have new etched cocktail glasses, men's and women's long sleeve T's, and new embroidered ball caps all available for sale online by clicking here or in the tasting room.
With the new Covid-prevention guidelines it looks like we will be tasting in the tent for the rest of the holiday season. We do have several heaters outside as well as fleece blankets available for purchase for only $5.75 each. Please bundle up, and join us soon for a tasting or a cup of holiday cheer.
To accommodate your holiday shopping (and tasting) needs, we are extending our hours prior to Christmas:
Saturday, December 19th: 10 Year Limited Release 9am - 12 pm
Tastings and Retail Showroom Noon - 6 pm
Sunday December 20th: Noon to 5 pm
Monday December 21st: Noon to 6 pm
Tuesday December 22nd: Noon to 6 pm
Wednesday December 23rd: Noon to 6 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am to 4 pm
Back to regular hours December 26th, closed on New Year's Day
As always, we thank you for your loyalty and your friendship. We wish you a safe and Merry Holiday Season....your support is our blessing.
Mark & Jennifer