BEST KENTUCKY BOURBON 2023
Born in Northern California, raised in Southern California, our founder Seth has California running through his blood. Enamored with Kentucky, and loyal to home, he combined his two favorite states into one award-winning bottle of whiskey. Distilled in Owensboro Kentucky – this Straight Bourbon whiskey is finished with 80% Central Coast Cabernet barrel staves, and 20% French Oak staves. The charred virgin French oak gives a common character found in the wine, while also rounding the sweet dark fruit flavors bleeding from the freshly dumped wine barrels. The marshmallow forward, cherry center, and oak-heavy finish lingers, while remaining balanced and approachable. Aged a minimum of two years. As our Founder says.
“California Oak was created as a bourbon that could seamlessly bring the wine drinker into the world of whiskey. This is a step into our world and a every day sipping whiskey made to be drank neat, and often.”
- 70% Corn
- 21% Rye
- 9% Malted Barley
- 20% French Oak Staves
- 80% Central Coast Cabernet Wine Barrel Staves
Broken Barrel California Oak Bourbon was awarded the Gold Medal in 2020
at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for finished bourbon.
Tasting Panel – 91 Points, January 2022
Batch 001 | Launched March 2020
Broken Barrel Bourbon features a unique blend of corn, rye, and barley that makes it perfectly balanced to infuse. We partnered with an incredible world-class Kentucky Bourbon distillery to select the finest bourbon base for our products. The bourbon is aged a minimum of two years to be called a Kentucky Straight Bourbon, which also ensures a specific quality we’re looking for before incorporate our Oak Bill™.
WHAT IS THE OAK BILL?
After a minimum of two years in new charred oak barrels, the bourbon is dumped to steel tanks, where each batch of Broken Barrel is hit with new French oak staves, ex-bourbon barrel staves, and a blend of ex-sherry cask staves.
Rich, complex, layered and beyond beautiful, Broken Barrel boldly goes where other whiskies won’t – and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
9% Malted Barley
40% French Oak Staves
40% Ex-Bourbon Cask Staves
20% Sherry Cask Staves
A note about Staves – there is a tremendous amount of surface area when using staves to further mature a whiskey – much more than using the inside of a barrel. Over twice the total area of oak comes in to contact with the liquid, each stave furthering the depth of character and enhancing the whiskey’s flavor.
**OUR MOST AWARDED WHISKEY**
- 95% Rye
- 5% Malted Barley
- 40% French Oak Staves
- 40% Ex-Bourbon Cask Staves
- 20% Sherry Cask Staves
Tasting Panel – 93 Points, January 2022
YOUR SLICE OF AMERICA IN A BOTTLE
- 80% Corn
- 14% Rye
- 6% Malted Barley
- 40% Toasted American Oak Barrel Staves
- 40% New Char #4 Oak Staves
- 20% American Apple Brandy Staves
As of late 2021, every few months Broken Barrel will release unique projects from its distillery and headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles. Each release is wildly different from the last or the next, with varying Oak Bills™ and crossing all categories of whiskey. The team in Los Angeles is constantly experimenting with new oak barrels and whiskey types, such as single malt, wheat, corn, bourbon and rye whiskeys. The team is also working with retailers, whiskey societies, and distribution groups on single barrel selections year round. Be sure to email if interested in a single barrel pick for your whiskey group or retail store.
- The Single Oak Series – Mizunara 
- The Single Oak Series – The Cask of Amontillado 
- The Single Oak Series – Isle of Peat 
- Fen Walker 
- Rare Americana 7-Year #1, “Broken Dreams” 
- Rare Americana 7-Year #2 “Bourbon Lens” 
- Plank Walker – Winter 
- Maple Mizunara – Winter 
- The Wreckoner – Winter 
- Fen Walker II: Second Sighting – Spring 
- Cornucopia – Summer 
- Double Barrel Bourbon – Summer 
- Honey Smoke Rye – Summer 
- Luciferous American Single Malt – Fall 
- Rare Americana #3 – Rum & Curacao Finish 
- Rare Americana #4 – Amburana & Armagnac 
- Little Oak Rye – Distillery Exclusive 
- Rare Americana #5 – Oloroso & Toasted Barrels 
- Los Angeles Distillery Single Barrel Bourbon(s) 
PLANK WALKER AGED 7 YEARS
58.8% ABV | 115.6° Proof
THE WRECKONER STRAIGHT WHEAT
60% ABV | 120° Proof