GTD’s limited edition, single barrel Private Stock Straight Corn Whiskey is our new go-to sipper for special occasions.
Back in October of 2021, Driggs, Idaho’s award-winning Grand Teton Distillery proudly announced the release of its very first straight whiskey that kicked off a series of Private Stock offerings. This special release was done in conjunction with celebrating the distillery’s 10 year anniversary. What exactly is this Private Stock Straight Corn Whiskey series you ask? Limited release barrels that have been individually selected, proofed with pure Teton mountain water, and hand-bottled. Distilled entirely from local Idaho corn, each batch of this premium whiskey has been aged for six and a half years in used American white oak Colter’s Run (a GTD signature stalwart) bourbon barrels. Exclusively bottled from true single barrels, only nine barrels of this limited edition spirit have been released.
“We’re thrilled to share this special whiskey as we mark our 10 year anniversary,” says John Boczar, head distiller at Grand Teton Distillery. “The taste has exceeded our expectations and we’re looking forward to sharing it along with future Private Stock whiskies with whiskey lovers, collectors, and those looking for something that really lets our craft shine.”
And now for the really good stuff—our tasting notes! (Yes, we love our job!) With aromas of oak, maple and clove, the whiskey has a golden raisin taste. Its creamy, medium-bodied finish has notes of cinnamon and butter. A long, warming, rich and rounded whiskey, Grand Teton’s Straight Corn Whiskey is best served neat. This grain-to-glass whiskey is the first whiskey to be milled and distilled by Grand Teton Distillery and is currently its longest-aged spirit. Each bottle is hand-numbered with both barrel and bottle numbers and is sold in an embossed gift box. Be sure to keep an eye out for additional Private Stock releases in the coming years.
About Grand Teton Distillery:
Founded in 2011 in Teton Valley Idaho, Grand Teton Distillery is a family-owned and operated craft distillery. It sits at an elevation of 6500 feet in the shadow of the Grand Teton. Using mineral-rich glacial snowmelt and more than 240k pounds of Idaho potatoes annually, its award-winning premium vodkas, bourbons and whiskeys are made entirely from local and regional ingredients. A number of sustainable practices are used to create Grand Teton Distillery’s spirits, doing its part to preserve the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem— the only intact ecosystem remaining in the Lower 48 states. Grand Teton Distillery’s spirits have earned national acclaim at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Global Spirit Awards and NY International Spirits Competition as well as high ratings acknowledged by Wine Enthusiast. Grand Teton Distillery’s spirits are distributed throughout the West.