Double Vision: Bottle of GA's 1st Ever Double Gold Whiskey + Tour + Tasting at ASW Distillery
The barrel-whisperers at ASW Distillery are repping Atlanta hard after recently winning a Double Gold Medal for their Duality Double Malt at this year's San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It's Georgia's 1st-Ever Double Gold Whiskey, and the 1st Whiskey of Its Kind in the World. (For those who like to keep count, that's 2 firsts in a single product. Fitting for a whiskey called Duality, right?) Duality sips like the damn fine intersection of a smoky, Highland-style single malt whiskey and a robust, spicy rye. ASW Distillery has put together this exclusive tour & tasting package for us, just in time for all the celebrations that come with spring and summer.
What To Expect
- Five tickets for samples and/or half-cocktails from ASW's whiskey & cocktail collection, including Duality Double Malt Whiskey, Fiddler Unison Bourbon, Atlanta's 1st rye since Prohibition (Resurgens Rye), and their "2nd Best Old Fashioned". Note that cocktails are 2 tickets a piece.
- An in-depth tour of ASW's distillery where you'll discover how their Bourbons, Ryes & Duality Double Malt, among others, are made
- A special discount on anything in the ASW store, including whiskey glasses, decanters, and small oak barrels to barrel age your spirits at home
- A bottle of Georgia's 1st Ever Double Gold Whiskey (as awarded at the World Series of spirits competitions, San Francisco World Spirits Comp), Duality Double Malt, a spicy, smoky whiskey that's like the crossroads of a smoky, Highland-style single malt whiskey and a robust rye.
ASW Distillery's Head Distiller Justin Manglitz got his start perfecting his booze-making techniques over 17 years ago. While owning Athens' homebrew supply store for nearly a decade (with customers like Wild Heaven's brewmaster), he spent over 7 years perfecting the recipe for what came to be this release of Ameireaganach Single Malt. The perfected whiskey served as his "liquid resume" when he first joined ASW Distillery as Head Distiller over 4 years ago to help with the distillery's build-out. And now, this delicious whiskey is ready for you.
As spring has come into bloom, ASW Distillery has unveiled some superb new cocktails, including a ginger-lemon-Earl Gray tea especial by the name of Earl of Bourbon.
Plus, you'll go home with a bottle of ASW Distillery's Duality Double Malt Whiskey, one of their whiskies, similar to how our fair city's fantastic breweries have done with craft beer these last few years.
Here's your chance to go behind the scenes and learn how ASW crafts all this good stuff with our exclusive distillery tour and tasting. You'll learn about their distillation process, getting a peek at their 15-foot-tall Scottish-style copper pot stills that were custom-made for ASW Distillery by Kentucky's Vendome Copper and Brass Works. You'll also get a walk through ASW's rickhouse, which is home to over 120 barrels of whiskey being aged to perfection.
And then onto the good stuff: the tour concludes with five tickets for tastings or half-cocktails (plus more available for purchase, if you're in the groove), where you can choose from Ameireaganach Single Malt, Duality Double Malt, Fiddler Bourbon, Resurgens Rye, or one of their feature cocktails, including those fine Old Fashioneds, Sazeracs, and Mules we mentioned.
Enjoy your libations at their impressive brushed walnut bar, relax in a leather armchair in their lounge area, or savor your sips while enjoying a game of cornhole (if they don't have it out, feel free to ask them to get the board out).