Our exclusive barrel pick of Oak & Eden is a standout release that showcases the best of what innovative whiskey-making has to offer.

How In-SPIRE-ing

If you’re a whiskey enthusiast, chances are you’ve been on the lookout for the next unique experience. We’re thrilled to spotlight the next gem that has recently graced our shelves: Oak & Eden. This special release is not just a testament to the artistry of whiskey-making but also an invitation to enjoy a symphony of flavors that promises to delight both seasoned fans and newcomers alike.

The Making of a Masterpiece

Oak & Eden is renowned for its innovative approach to whiskey aging and finishing. They’ve taken the traditional art of whiskey crafting and added a modern twist with their patented “In-Bottle Finishing” process. This involves placing a spiral or spire of toasted or charred wood inside each bottle, allowing the whiskey to continue aging and developing its character long after it’s been bottled. The result is a dynamic and evolving flavor profile that sets Oak & Eden apart from other distilleries.

For our exclusive release, Oak & Eden has chosen to pair their classic wheat whiskey with the rare and exotic Amburana wood. Amburana is a type of Brazilian hardwood known for imparting distinctive spicy and sweet notes to spirits. This marriage of wheat and Amburana creates a whiskey that is not only unique but also exceptionally well-balanced.

A Symphony in Every Sip

At 114 proof, this whiskey commands attention right from the get-go. But don’t let the high proof intimidate you; it’s a testament to the robust flavors and complexity that await.

 

As soon as you pour a glass of our Oak & Eden, you’re greeted with an inviting aroma that is both sweet and slightly spicy. The vanilla notes are immediately apparent, offering a warm and comforting sweetness that hints at what’s to come. There’s also a subtle earthiness that underlies the sweetness, likely a contribution from the Amburana wood, which balances the nose beautifully.

 

On the palate, this whiskey is a revelation. Despite its high proof, it has a remarkably smooth mouthfeel that glides over your taste buds. It’s light and almost airy on the palate, which makes it incredibly approachable. The initial sweetness carries through from the nose, with flavors of vanilla and caramel mingling together in a harmonious dance. The wheat base provides a soft, mellow foundation that allows these sweeter notes to shine without overwhelming your senses.

 

The finish is where the Amburana wood truly makes its presence known. As the sweetness fades, a deep and rich cinnamon flavor emerges, enveloping your palate in a warm, spicy embrace. This is complemented by a medley of other spices, including clove and nutmeg, which add layers of complexity and keep the finish lingering beautifully. It’s a finish that begs for contemplation, encouraging you to savor every last drop and ponder the craftsmanship that went into creating such a nuanced spirit.

Perfect Pairings

Our barrel pick is a versatile whiskey that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. For purists, sipping it neat allows you to fully appreciate the intricate interplay of flavors. If you prefer a bit of dilution, a few drops of water or a couple of ice cubes can open up the whiskey even further, highlighting different aspects of its complex profile.

 

For those looking to pair this whiskey with food, consider matching it with rich, sweet desserts like crème brûlée or spiced apple pie, which will complement the vanilla and spice notes beautifully. It also pairs well with savory dishes that feature bold flavors, such as grilled meats with a sweet and spicy glaze or aged cheeses with a hint of sweetness.

 

Then of course the creme de la creme, pairing it with the perfect cigar. We’ve picked a tried and true brand that compliments both the robustness of this whiskey, but also the sweet notes. Padron. Padron Cigar Company was founded in 1964 by José Orlando Padrón in Miami, Florida. They are synonymous with premium, handcrafted cigars. Renowned for their meticulous craftsmanship and high-quality tobacco, Padron cigars are a symbol of tradition and excellence in the cigar industry. The company’s dedication to using only the finest Nicaraguan tobacco has earned them a loyal following and numerous accolades.

 

Padron cigars are celebrated for their rich and complex flavor profiles. They typically offer a well-balanced experience with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and a hint of spice. The Maduro wrappers often impart a deep, earthy richness, while the natural wrappers bring out subtler, creamy nuances. Each puff reveals layers of cedar, nuts, and occasional touches of pepper, culminating in a smooth, satisfying finish. Whether you’re enjoying a Padron 1964 Anniversary Series or a Padron 1926 Series, expect a luxurious smoking experience that highlights the brand’s commitment to quality and tradition.

Vineyard Visions

Our exclusive barrel pick of Oak & Eden is a standout release that showcases the best of what innovative whiskey-making has to offer. Its unique combination of sweetness, spice, and exceptional smoothness makes it a must-have for any whiskey lover’s collection. Whether you’re enjoying it on a quiet evening at home or sharing it with friends, this whiskey is sure to leave a lasting impression. So head over to our location in Ozark, MO, and secure your bottle before this limited-edition treasure is gone!

If this whiskey interests you, you must check out our event happening on June 27th. It is our monthly Cigar & Spirit Tasting where we will be featuring multiple new releases straight from the Las Vegas show from General Cigar Co. as well as not one, not two, but three Vineyard Market Barrel picks that are sure to excite. Call us at (417) 882-0399 or reserve online today to secure your spot. Sip, Smoke, Savor! See you soon!