The Forge is our most ambitious project yet. It's a combination of 3 different whiskies aged between 5 and 14 years old, and bottled at a high proof. Straight bourbon makes up a majority of the blend where we have selected some of our best barrels between 5 and 7 years old. This blend also includes some older Straight Rye (8 yrs+) and some Light Whiskey (14 yrs+). The Forge is a rich and decadent blend that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. We believe The Forge represents some our best blending work yet.
Backbone “The Forge” is blended bourbon where at least 51% or more of the blend is Straight Bourbon. We spent several months coming up with the blend. Our starting point was simple – how could we use our older barrels of whiskey to create something that was outstanding and stood apart from other high-end American whiskeys. The bulk of the blend is some of our best Straight Bourbon barrels between 5 & 7 years old. We also included some older Straight Rye and some wonderful barrels of Light Whiskey that were barreled in 2006. The right combination of these mature whiskeys including a stout proof of 110 allowed us to create a rich and decadent blend. “The Forge” is our second blended bourbon. The first was Backbone “Prime” launched in 2015 using younger and more vibrant whiskeys. “The Forge” is a premium product and definitely some of our best work. “The Forge” was an opportunity to show our blending skills and to provide an innovative product from a simply delicious combination of older whiskeys. Enjoy!