Long Island Spirits Releases Pine Barrens™ The First “Bottled-in-Bond” American Single Malt Whisky

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Distilled from a Barley Wine Ale Beer, Aged in new American Oak Casks for a Minimum of 4 Years and Bottled at 100 Poof

Pine Barrens American Single Malt "Bottled in Bond"

Long Island Spirits, one of the country’s most innovative barley-to-bottle craft distilleries, is celebrating it eleventh anniversary by announcing the release of Pine Barrens “Bottled-in-Bond”; the first ever American Single Malt Whisky that carries the Federal Governments highly coveted designation “Bottled-in-Bond”. Long Island Spirits named by Bar Business as “American Single Malt Distillery of the Year” in 2015; is offering 300 (750ML) bottles of this rare whisky in its first release. Long Island Spirits will be offering the Pine Barrens™ “Bottled-in-Bond” series as an annual release, which will retail for about $100 with each one of these highly sought after bottles having the release year hand written on the front label.

Bottled in bond refers to American-made whisky that has been aged and bottled according to a set of legal regulations contained in the United States government's Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits. The regulations are codified in the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. In order to be labeled as "Bottled-in-Bond" or "Bonded," the whisky must be the product of one distillation season and one distiller at one distillery. It must be bottled and aged in federally bonded warehouses under the U.S. government supervision for no less than 4 years. The bottled product's label must identify the distillery by DSP number.

“I am thrilled by the cult like following Pine Barrens has developed over the years and the lucky few who are able to secure a bottle of this first release, will delight in the enchantment of this whisky;” Rich Stabile, Founder and Master Distiller of Long Island Spirits, adding; “we will continue to expand our Bottle-in-Bond offerings to include our Rough Rider Bourbon and Rye Whiskies as well.”

“Long Island Spirits blazed new trails with Pine Barrens. It was a crazy idea, not only a hopped whisky, but one made from a carbonated finished and delicious beer! It was either going to be a train-wreck or a work of genius. It’s extraordinary. The hops are woven in deftly to create a singular and complex whiskey. Whenever I travel to Ireland I used to gift a different bottle of American whiskey to friends & family there (whiskey experts all). Now every time it’s Pine Barrens. I await this bonded iteration with great excitement;” praised Francis Schott, Renowned Top Restaurateur and Popular Radio Host.

“This richly textured spirit has a cigar/cedar richness contains botanic-like qualities of eucalyptus & juniper. The decadent honey sweetness carries notes of cinnamon oatmeal, raisin & cherry skin in the everlasting finish. Bottled in Bond has an added richness to really stand out in a crowded field!” added, Gene Charness, Founder of Warehouse Liquors.

Pine Barrens American Single Malt Straight Whisky is named after the central Suffolk County, New York pine and wetland area, which is over 100,000 acres of Long Island. The Pine Barrens forest preserve, serves as a watershed that protects the Magothy aquifer that was formed 21,000 years ago when the glaciers receded creating one of the most pristine water sources in the United States. These pure water sources are iron free and ideally suited for producing the world’s finest whisky.

Pine Barrens Whisky gets it start as a deliciously drinkable Barley Wine Ale beer that Long Island Spirits brews and ferments for about 3 weeks; rather than using a traditional “beer wash” or “distillers beer” that other single malts are produced from. Pine Barrens Bottled-in-Bond is then double copper pot distilled prior to being carefully aged in new American Oak casks for at least 4 years. Finally, this amazing whisky is then ready to be bottled at100 Proof.

About Long Island Spirits
Long Island Spirits established in 2007; is the first distillery on Long Island since the 1800's. Surrounded by centuries old of potato, corn and rye farms, the distillery is located on the North Fork of Long Island, in the heart of the acclaimed wine region. Long Island’s acclaimed wine region boasts over 60 wineries that are blessed with a microclimate that is very similar to the Bordeaux region in France. The innovative distillery is rich in history and tradition, dating back to the early 1900's and its sorted role during prohibition. Today, the twin-cupola barn that was headed for demolition has been repurposed into to a state of the art “Field to Glass” Craft Distillery. Long Island Spirits is proud of its sustainable distillery practices and the innovative distilling techniques it has pioneered. Our brands include LiV Vodka, Rough Rider & Pine Barrens Whiskies, Deepwells Gin and Sorbetta Liqueur’s, which are distributed nationally and in Canada.

About Francis Schott
Francis Schott co-owns three of New Jersey’s top-ranked culinary destinations: Stage Left Steak, Catherine Lombardi Restaurant and The Cocktail Bar at Catherine Lombardi. His newest venture is StageLeftWineShop.com. He was co-host of The Restaurant Guys Radio Program (http://www.RestaurantGuysRadio.com), a popular show, geared to the industry and to hard-core foodies. He is a sought-after public speaker on issues of restaurants, wine and spirits, food and community. You can find his TEDx talk and several others on youtube. His restaurants, his activism and his advocacy have been an important part of the redevelopment of NJ’s most exciting city and the home of his restaurants, New Brunswick, NJ. He is a long-time director of the NJ Restaurant Association, which named him and his partner Restaurateur of The Year in 2011. Francis is third-generation Irish American and he maintains strong ties with Ireland, the spirits and restaurant community there and within the Irish-American community.

About Gene Charness
Gene is the founder and owner of the Warehouse Liquors, which has been in business for almost 35 years. This is a shop of finely curated whiskies & spirits that have over 900 Single Malt Scotches, 400 American Whiskies including a broad range of our own single barrels as well as a broad range of Japanese and Irish whisky as well. Warehouse Liquors is located in downtown, Chicago in a stately mutinously restored turn of the century building that dates back from 1892 with a 15 foot tin ceiling, maple floor, and Redwood fixtures. Gene has developed an international reputation in the whisky world for his extraordinary pallet as he hand curates every item in his store.

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