Our 200ml Cask Series Whiskey

We have a select group of specialty finished whiskeys. They all begin with an idea and are created or finished in unique styles. Once they’re gone, you’ll have to wait for the next idea.

2015 Gold Medal2015 SFWS Competition gold medal winner: PB Sherry Cask Whiskey

Cask Series Whiskeys

Our 200ml Sherry WhiskeyOne of the most exciting aspects of craft distilling is the freedom to innovate. Pinckney Bend Cask Series Whiskies are born from this reasoning.

Some of them start as Rested American Whiskey, after a year in new and second use 15 gallon Missouri White Oak barrels, some of these whiskies are then finished for up to a year in a variety of wine and ale casks. The results are nothing short of amazing. Other whiskies are a variation of grain and styles. All our 200ml expressions are made in small quantities, bottled in 200mL bottles and are generally available only at the distillery.

Port Cask finish

After a year in new oak, this whiskey is then finished in a port barrel. We’ve used barrels from Stone Hill Winery in Hermann, MO and ones from Portugal. A true dessert whiskey with a heavier mouth-feel and heavy tawny notes. Our American whiskey is made from corn, and finished in a traditional Scottish style. Each port expression is different and entirely unique.


Sherry Cask Finish

AWARD WINNER! After a year in new oak, this whiskey is then finished in an oloroso sherry cask. What results is a nuanced, long-finishing sipping whiskey. Our American whiskey is made from corn, and finished in a traditional Scottish style.

Stout Cask Finish

We take used Stout barrels from breweries such as Second Shift Brewery and Perennial to finish our year old whiskey. What results is a rich, full-flavored, stouted whiskey. Each expression is slightly different but all come with hints of chocolate and delicious stout beer.

Listed as one of the “6 Cask-Finished American Whiskies to Put in Your DadBod” by FoodRepublic 2015

Listed as one of the “7 Great Whiskes Finished in Beer Barrels” by Liquor.com 2018

Zinfandel Cask Whiskey

After a year in new oak, this whiskey is then finished in a French oak zinfandel barrel from Peter Franus, Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder, Napa Valley. The result is a heavy-bodies, spicey front that finishes exactly like a light-bodied zin.

Missouri Malt Whiskey

One of the few items we’ve done without corn, this ode to Irish styles starts with 100% malted barley. After 3 years in a barrel, the profile becomes wildly different than our other products. Sweet and smokey with a long finish, we look forward to seeing this guy again in the future.

Single Barrel Distiller's Reserve

In collecting barrel samples, we occasionally find one that is dramatically different from its peers. Our distiller calls these “Honey Barrels” and we set them aside for a special bottling. Each one tasted dramatically different, but usually have large hints of toffee or vanilla.

Rye & Rested

Rye & Rested Whiskey is a blend of 55% rye and 45% Pinckney Bend’s award winning Rested American Whiskey. We’ve had several expressions of this rye, including a locally-grown one. The result is a unique flavor profile that accentuates the best aspects of each grain.

Our Cask Whiskeys Boxed Set

Cask-finished whiskeys boxed setWhile each of our Cask Series Whiskeys is available in individual 200mL bottles at the Tasting Room, we’re also offering a 3-bottle limited edition whiskey boxed set.  Choose your three current favorite, or pack it with one style, it makes a great gift for the discriminating whiskey lover, and a unique way to celebrate any occasion! Available at the distillery tasting room only.

More About Rye & Rested
Rye History

In the late 1700s and early 1800s rye was the grain that most American whiskey was made from. As the country expanded westward, corn began to replace rye and by the end of Prohibition, rye had largely disappeared.

Flavor Profile

The spicy, sometimes described as ‘peppery’ notes of rye whiskey often show best when blended with the natural sweetness of whiskey made from corn. Distinctive vanillin and caramel notes add complexity and character.

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