Month: September 2015

Elijah Craig 12 yr

Elijah Craig, named for a reverend who lived in Virginia. He kept a warehouse where he stored barrels and one day experienced a devastating fire. In a “happy accident,” he used charred casks regardless and found they imparted a complexity, depth of character and a wonderful flavor profile with the release of both char and sugars into…

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Colorado Gold

From micro-distiller newcomer hailing from Cedaredge, Colorado, this is “old school” bourbon, with a molasses nose, spicy black tea and brown sugar taste that brings vanilla, oaken and dark cherry to the finish. Awarded the Gold Medal at San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2013. The “gold rush” continues.

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Cyrus Noble Small Batch

Picán, the “Westernmost Point on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail,” shares a bit of the western part of the trail with Cyrus Noble. Hailing from San Francisco and with roots back to the Gold Rush days, Cyrus Noble was in part created by the storied Haas family ⎯ a last name synonymous with iconic Levi jeans (invented…

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Blanton’s Bourbon

Albert Bacon Blanton (BONUS ALERT! Did someone say “Bacon”?) began working in the distillery at age sixteen years of age, quickly becoming a leading pioneer in the development of bourbon. He was named company president in 1921 and expanded the distillery from 44 to 144 buildings making it the largest Distillery of the era. During that period Colonel Blanton…

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Angel’s Envy

We’re pleased to offer the work of Angel’s Envy late founder/Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson (1938-2013). Lincoln joined us here at Picán in 2012 as an honored guest for a special Angel’s Envy bourbon dinner. We went into our archives and pulled out some of the memorabilia from the evening for you to enjoy! Three special…

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