Daylight Wine & Spirits is going all in on its Ammunition whiskeys. Known for its Ammunition Wines, the Sonoma company has unveiled Ammunition Straight Rye Whiskey and Ammunition Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Daylight founder and winemaker, Andy Wahl, takes a winemaker’s approach to the whiskeys. Ammunition Straight Bourbon Whiskey is produced in small 2, 3 and 4 year-old batches and finished in French Bordeaux wine barrels, which once held the brand’s Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon.
“Our goal has always been to make wine that helps people discover their palate on their own terms and we’re thrilled to see that same energy is translating with our whiskey,” says Wahl. “We were able to create and cultivate an expectation of excellence with our Ammunition wines and we’re setting our expectations even higher with our whiskeys. Simply put, our wines took flight so our whiskeys could soar. I’ll raise a glass to that.”
Adding a little more heat, Ammunition Straight Rye Whiskey, a blend of 2, 3 and 4-year-old rye whiskey finished in French Burgundy oak barrels that housed Ammunition’s Pinot Noir, scored a 95 rating from The Tasting Panel, who said, “…this Sonoma County rye whiskey is a voluptuous beauty with plump, candied scents of butterscotch and nougat. Round medium-bodied, chock-full of flavors that include peach, walnut, cocoa, and black cherry. The clean yet spiced cedar finish is extended and warming without a rush of alcohol. The aftertaste is striking and memorable.”
Both Ammunition Wine and Whiskeys can be found in select grocery stores, restaurants and online. For more information, head over to Daylight Wine & Spirits’ official website.