TOPO Eight Oak Organic Aged Whiskey

TOPO EIGHT OAK ORGANIC AGED WHISKEY

Description and Flavor Profile: Made from 100% local certified organic soft red winter wheat, this whiskey not only tastes exceptional, but comes from the best organic ingredients available. This exceptional whiskey combines the smooth, flavorful notes of our wheat base with the aging techniques used in the winemaking world for decades. Eight different oak types, toasted and charred for the perfect flavor base, give this whiskey a character unachievable with traditional barrel aging. TOPO Eight Oak Organic Whiskey was ecently named by Paste Magazine one of five wheat whiskey alternatives to the pricey Pappy van Winkle.

Every bottle contains one chip of vanilla toasted oak which is one of the eight different woods used to finish this exemplary whiskey.

Paul Belbusti Distiller.com: “Careful attention was clearly paid to the aging, as the wheat shines through and is in harmony with the wood influence. The nose has a bit of brown sugar and has that familiar, slight bready bubblegum that some wheat beers show. The whiskey itself is light with a tart, pleasant acidity that, believe it or not, might just appeal to white wine drinkers. Finish is dry and fresh. A fine sipper to whet your appetite and ready your palate.’

Availability: Year Round

Style: Organic Aged Whiskey

ABV/Proof: 46%/92 Proof

Cases by Layer/Pallet: 24/96 (6, 750ml bottles per case)

Awards: 2015 Gold: The Fifty Best

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TOPO "MOONSHINE" ORGANIC WHISKEY

Description and Flavor Profile: A delicious, craft, organic ‘Moonshine’ whiskey, handcrafted (from grinding the wheat, to fermentation, to distilling, all in-house) from 100% organic local North Carolina wheat. A real treat as a mixer or even straight!

Tasting Panel Magazine: “Fudge and clay soothe on the first whiff, evolving to an earthy vanilla bean note. A clean, pure sensation is buoyed by the lightweight texture and peppered fudge in the mouth. The taste lingers, a generous spread of its wonderfully sweet character.”

Editor’s Pick: 92 Points

Beverage Tasting Institute: ‘Clear color. Mild aromas of creamy porridge, pepper dust, roasted corn, and sarsaparilla with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a lively anise cookie powder, chalk, cream, and peppercorn accented finish. Very clean and lively; a solid cocktail choice.’

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 89 Points

Availability: Year Round

Style: Organic ‘Moonshine’ Whiskey

ABV/Proof: 42%/84 Proof

Cases by Layer/Pallet: 12/48 (12, 750ml bottles per case)

Awards:
Tastings Magazine: Silver Medal 89 Points
Wine Enthusiast: 88 Points
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: 89 points

TOPO Organic Gin

TOPO ORGANIC GIN

Description and Flavor Profile: A gin made from 100% certified organic soft red wheat from within 100 miles of the distillery, this gin will impress in ways that will make the big competitors seem, well, almost undrinkable. This is, indeed, a genuine craft gin in every sense of the word, not ony becasue it is all handcrafted in-house (from grinding the wheat, to fermentation, to distillation), but also because it is full of flavor and nuances from the first whiff in the nose to the last drop on the tongue.

F. Paul Pacult’s Spirits Journal: Four Stars, Highly Recommended. Cocktail Enthusiast: ‘TOPO Piedmont Gin is really interesting on the nose. The juniper is there, but it ís subtle. More prominent are some soft, sweet vanilla aromas, plus some fruit, cardamom and a bit of mint. Drink up and you’ll get more cardamom, some cucumber and plenty of citrus…This is an easy-drinking gin. Especially at 92 proof…And one thing we like the best: its base spirit, that soft winter wheat, is never overpowered. The sweetness of the wheat shines through to mingle with the botanicals.’

Availability: Year Round

Style: Organic Craft Gin

ABV/Proof: 46%/92 Proof

Cases by Layer/Pallet: 12/48 (12, 750ml bottles per case)

ABV/Awards:
2013 Gold: Spirits International Prestige Awards (SIP), Las Vegas
2014 Gold: Beverage Tasting Institute
2014 Double Gold: The Fifty Best Gins
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirits Journal: Four Stars, Highly Recommended

TOPO Organic Vodka

TOPO ORGANIC VODKA

Description and Flavor Profile: This vodka is made from 100% certified organic soft red wheat from within 100 miles of the distillery, and the quality of that wheat really shines through in this exemplary vodka. This is, indeed, a genuine craft vodka in every sense of the word, not ony becasue it is all handcrafted in-house (from grinding the wheat, to fermentation, to distillation), but also because it is full of flavor and nuances from the first whiff in the nose to the last drop on the tongue.

F. Paul Pacult’s Spirits Journal: Five Stars, Highest Recommendation: Clear as rainwater. I favorably respond to the toasty, grainy smell of wheat snack crackers that greets you after the pour… Entry is sturdy, moderately viscous, cereal dry yet with a beany bittersweet aspect that ís very charming; mid palate is long, significantly sweeter than the entry, creamy in texture and vanilla-like. It is rare that I come across an unflavored grain-based vodka with as much layering, depth of flavor, character and ribbony texture. Tasty enough to quaff neat and slightly chilled.’

Availability: Year Round

Style: Organic Craft Vodka

ABV/Proof: 40%/80 Proof

Cases by Layer/Pallet: 12/48 (12, 750ml bottles per case)

Awards:
Five Stars: F. Paul Pacult, Spirits Journal
2013 Gold: Craft Spirit Awards
2016 Double Gold: Seattle Spirits Competition