Widow Jane Distillery is located in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. We were able to try their 10 year bourbon offering and discuss that with master distiller Vince Oleson in this interview.
The first thing that jumps out at you is the tremendous smell. In the glass this has a welcoming sweet smell. The first sip of the bourbon is a little on the hot side, likely due to the 10 years of aging. However it rounds out nicely on the finish again bringing out the sweeter notes.
As Vince told us the whiskey is from Kentucky, but the water added at proofing is from the Widow Jane mine in New York. Our official rating for this offering is 7.5. It's very good, but the taste doesn't quite live up to the amazing smell.
A really interesting part about what Vince and the company is doing is on the agricultural side. They will be coming out with a variety of whiskies in which they use heirloom corns that they have grown themselves.
Between that and the flagship 10 year old bourbon, exciting things are happening at Widow Jane.
Disclaimer: A sample was provided for tasting