The Rock Series
We try and keep these cornerstone spirits always available
We strive to prove that you don’t have to hide the flavor and quality of all clear Rums behind heavy mixers. Dorymen’s is pleasant drinking neat, on the rocks, or in just about anything. It is fermented from 100% evaporated cane juice sugar, and distilled at a purity high enough to avoid barrel maturation, but low enough to retain subtle flavors and complexity. The clean and creamy character might change your view of rum as strictly a blending spirit, while still blending seamlessly into your favorite Rum cocktails.
Mutineer Spiced Rum
After the success of our silver and amber rums, it seemed time in 2016 to start developing a spiced rum recipe. The Mutineer starts with a base of our award-winning Dorymen’s silver rum. During the distillation we add carefully selected proportions of sarsaparilla, birch, spearmint, orange peel, licorice root, clove, and several other botanicals directly into the pot. After the distillation the rum rests on sassafras sticks for one month. The result is a rebellious spiced rum that will add a new flavor dimension to any liquor cabinet.
Donlon Shanks Amber Rum
Rum legally must derive from sugar cane, but that doesn’t mean every Rum has to be sweet and heavy. Donlon Shanks is fermented from 100% organic blackstrap molasses, which creates a foundation of butterscotch and caramel. We then age it in charred American white oak barrels to balance those candy flavors with a distinct smoky, woodiness typically reserved for Whiskey. The result is a surprisingly smooth and complex Amber Rum that begs to be drank neat or on the rocks. However, a Rum of this caliber adds a new dimension to your liquor cabinet when it comes to cocktails.
Xalapa Agave Spirits W/ Jalapeno
The Xalapa is fermented from 100% Blue Weber Agave (organic), which is the same ingredient that makes tequila (see Il Keyote for more info on that). We distill this fermented wash over fresh, deseeded jalapenos at a very high purity to maintain control over the flavor we extract. Xalapa is unaged. The finished product is has a more subtle and balanced character than its infused counterparts. We do not extract the capsaicin from the jalapeno, so the Xalapa does not have spicy, hot tone you get from eating a pepper. You will smell the jalapeno immediately. The flavor we keep is of the fresh green jalapeno that has a slightly ‘cooked’ quality. This pairs beautifully with the natural white pepper spice of unaged agave spirits. The finish lingers long and clean, with a nice texture that makes it easy to sip.
Il Keyote Spirits from Agave
Wait...a spirit made from Agave, and it’s not Tequila? Correct. Tequila is a unique product of Mexico, which involves many traditional production techniques. Il Keyote is made from 100% organic Blue Weber Agave sourced from Jalisco, but that is where the comparison to Tequila ends. We ferment, distill and mature Il Keyote a bit more like Brandy than Tequila. This technique provides the true, rich flavor of the agave, which we balance with the woody tones pulled from toasted American white oak barrels. The result is an entirely new style of spirit that you will want to savor. Leave the salt and lime aside.
The Pharmacist Old Tom Gin
I am fascinated with the concept of non-dry gin, so it made sense to try and incorporate a traditionally sweetened Old Tom Gin to our portfolio of spirits. I decided to use a bouquet of botanicals that are (mostly) common around the Pacific Northwest. Juniper berries are at the core of all gin, but cedar berries belong to the same family and add a great coniferous tone. Elderflower, licorice root, lemon, and ginger round it out. The result is a bright, ‘forest-y’ tone with a silky texture and long finish. It has enough juniper to shine in a classic gin and tonic or martini, but lacks the dryness so it can feature in more refreshing cocktails like a gin ricky.