We start by sourcing the best aged whiskey we can find, but the real magic is in our barrels. We use only brand new, 53-gallon white oak barrels that are carefully toasted and very lightly charred. Each one is designed from the ground up to deliver a specific flavor profile.
We work closely with our cooperage to tweak every parameter of the barrel - from the seasoning to the charring to the development of our custom toast profiles. All of our barrels are unique and proprietary to our company, giving Buzzard’s Roost a truly one-of-a kind flavor. After resting only a few weeks in our new barrels, the whiskey is purposefully transformed and ready for bottling.
The story of Buzzard’s Roost started nearly two decades ago with one man’s goal to educate people about whiskey. From the opening of the first bourbon-focused bar - Bourbon’s Bistro to pioneering the idea of barrel selection for restaurants, Company Founder and Master Blender Jason Brauner has always been at the forefront of whiskey.
After taking part in more than a 100 barrel selections over his career, Jason is embarking on his most exciting challenge yet - Buzzard’s Roost Sippin’ Whiskey, a Rye he designed with the bourbon drinker in mind. His goal with Buzzard’s Roost is still the same as it was 19 years ago, to educate and share his love of whiskey.