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Fame & Misfortune Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Port Casks

Bringing together our expertise in winemaking and distilling, this Fame & Misfortune Straight Rye Whiskey is finished in Port casks for seven months. These casks previously held Buena Vista’s Zinfandel Port dessert wine and add a symphony of profound fruity accents accompanied by a gentle hint of spice.


Product Details

  • distiller

    Ashby Marshall, Spirit Works Distillery, Sebastopol, CA

  • mash bill

    65% organic rye and 35% malted grains

  • aroma

    Espresso, stewed plums, roasted walnut

  • palate

    Dark chocolate, nutmeg, oak

  • aging

    Seven years total with 6.3 years in new charred American white oak and finished seven months in Buena Vista Winery Port casks

  • color

    Medium amber

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One of the nineteenth century's most provocative entertainer's, Lola Montez was infamous during her own lifetime for her fiery temper and irresistible charm. Her ambition and propensity to attract powerful men knew no bounds. Married three times, with dozens of lovers including Sam Brannan, the Bohemian temptress led a life full of adventure.  But like so many romantic heroines before and since, she met with a tragic end.