Jacob’s Pardon American Whiskey has launched with three offerings. The Palm Bay International-owned producer was founded by Marc and Jake Taub, whose family history stretches in the spirits industry stretch back generations.
“The third and fourth generations, respectively, of this family-owned enterprise, and Jacob’s Pardon is a nod to Marc’s great uncles’ tradition of whiskey production,” said the Taubs. “Nearly a century ago, Jacob and Abner Taub crafted and bootlegged their own whiskey during Prohibition to support their family. Then one fateful winter night in 1929, their world came crashing down during a sting that would land the brothers behind bars. The authorities caught wind of their operation and raided their whiskey plant on February 11, 1929. The brothers were charged with violation of Section 88, Title 18 US Codes; transportation of whiskey barrels and making of whiskey. Their spirits production abruptly ended.
“Six long years later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued presidential pardons to the Taub brothers. They were able to reignite their family business together with their brother Martin (Marc’s grandfather) and help launch Baltimore Club Whiskey. This set into motion a family tradition that has spanned generations and serves as the inspiration behind the name Jacob’s Pardon.”
Master distiller F. Paul Pacult crafted the trio of releases:
- Jacob’s Pardon 15-Year-Old Single Barrel #23 American Whiskey: mash bill 99% corn, 1% barley malt; ABV 70.9%; 141.8 proof; 169 bottles produced; SRP $200
- Jacob’s Pardon 15-Year-Old Single Barrel #37 American Whiskey: mash bill 99% corn, 1% barley malt; ABV 69.75%; 139.9 proof; 106 bottles produced; SRP $200
- Jacob’s Pardon Small Batch American Whiskey Recipe #1: high corn triple grain with rye and barley malt; ABV 48.6%; 97.1 proof; 2,482 6-bottle cases produced; SRP $90
These releases are set to be made available in limited numbers in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Houston, Kentucky, Chicago, Dallas, and Las Vegas.