This small batch creation puts a fresh twist on classic Southern bourbon. Starting with our full-bodied Lowcountry libation, the distillery adds a touch of heirloom ginger harvested just thirty miles from where it’s bottled. A single sip reveals a hint of vanilla with an ultra-smooth, well-balanced taste and sweet finish only found south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Ginger may not be the first flavor that leaps to mind when you think flavored whiskey, but then you realize how common the combination is: Jack and Ginger, Jameson and Ginger, and now Virgil Kaine. Fresh ginger is unmistakable on the nose and the secret to this whiskey’s success. On the palate, fresh ginger seamlessly integrates with oak, black pepper, and clove spice. Underneath is sweet vanilla that helps keep everything in balance. A well-executed and savvy flavored whiskey. (Fall 2014) Reviewed by: Geoffrey Kleinman