Two Wilderness Trail single barrels hand-selected at the distillery bu Justin Sloan, Justin Thompson, Pierre Auguste and OJ Lima then bottled at cask strength for Justins' House of Bourbon and Taste Select Repeat.
OJ & Justin: 4 year, 8 months; 113 proof (233 bottles)
JT & Pierre: 4 year, 8 months; 114 proof (230 bottles)
It’s your chance to score with Mixed Doubles! Our latest barrel picks have arrived, and they’re causing quite the racket.
Earlier this year, our owners Justin Sloan and Justin Thompson teamed up with OJ Lima and Pierre Auguste of Taste, Select, Repeat to choose a barrel of Wilderness Trail - but the pairs were split on which barrel to pick.
While Justin Sloan & Justin Thompson, and Pierre & OJ are used to picking their barrels with their respective business partners, it just so happened that the boys agreed across business partner lines.
“I really wanted to make a point to people - we have these guys that are friends in Kentucky,” said Lima. “In theory, people might look at us and think, ‘oh, you don’t have anything in common, these are like two good ol’ boys, and you guys are two black dudes from New York,’ but we’re friends, and we’re doing business together. And mixed doubles, in tennis, are usually men and women, but what if we could find a team that was also black and white?”
Thus, Mixed Doubles were chosen - two barrels of high rye, single barrel, barrel strength Wilderness Trail bourbon, featuring stickers with tennis greats Serena Williams and Andy Murray.
Both barrels are aged 4 years, 8 months, and distilled with 64% corn, 24% rye, and 12% malted barley. Both were sweet mashed with a low barrel entry proof of 110. Both are from Rickhouse A, and were aged just a few barrels apart. But we found something special in each of them - and we’re sure you will too.
OJ x Justin was bottled at 113 proof, and JT x Pierre was bottled at 114 proof - but other than that, we’re going to let you tell us what you think! We’re selling them as a bundle only, and we want to hear which is your favorite.
“Whiskey brings people together,” says Lima. “We may not have a lot of broad strokes things in common if you looked at our resumes, but we’re friends and we do work together.”
Grab the set for just $129.99 today - download our app with the link below or call our Lexington shop at 859-317-8609 or our Louisville shop at 502-215-4620 today to get yours while they last!