For anyone who is a fan of Boardwalk Empire, you’re well aware of the bootlegging that went on in Atlantic City nearly a century ago.
It’s amazing that in 2016, Nucky Johnson will give way to someone new.
Last week, Mark Ganter, CEO and sales rep for Little Water Distillery, brought to us a fine sample for Whitecap American Whiskey, the first whiskey distilled legally in Atlantic City. It’s currently sitting on our shelves and we are excited to be one of several area stores to share this whiskey with you.
Whitecap is a collaboration effort between Little Water Distillery, located on 807 Baltic Ave. in Atlantic City, and Davis Valley Distillery in Virginia.
They used two separate mash bills – a 100 percent estate-grown sweet corn and a 50/50 rye and white wheat blend. The corn was aged 18 months in once-used A. Smith Bowman Bourbon barrels while the rye/wheat was aged for six months on new American oak. The end result – 60 percent corn, 20 percent wheat and 20 percent rye.
The sweetness of the corn really comes through in both the nose and the taste. It’s got a nice spicy kick at the back-end from the rye that partners with the softness of the wheat.
Whitecap whiskey should be the start of an exciting beginning to Little Water over the next six months. Their production will include a line of rums: Liberty American Silver, Liberty American Spiced and Prosperity Aged.