The first thing you notice is the rich amber color, glowing soft as warm caramel drizzled on an autumn apple. The way bourbon used to look when distillers paid attention to their craft. Next you’re met with a welcoming aroma, which our patrons have described as reminiscent of aged oak, vanilla, and caramel. Take your first sip and you’ll enjoy notes of sweet oak, vanilla, caramel and a hint of apricot. This is a rich, uncompromising flavor palette, no question. The finish is unique and complex, ranging from vanilla to a hint of cinnamon and even subtle notes of rye bread. Different people find different things to love. Isn’t that the way it should be? We like to think that we’ve crafted Eighteen 33 to offer something to every bourbon lover.
About the Producer
William Snyder arrived in Petersburg, Kentucky, with a will of iron and a vision for prosperity in America’s west. What he found there, a few cold, misty steps from the banks of the Ohio, was the intoxicating taste of opportunity. William and his brother John acquired the town’s steam mill in 1833 and transformed it into a distilling giant, turning grains, yeast and water into straight bourbon whiskey. The work was hard as an oak knot. Sweat and grit in the summer and cracked, bleeding knuckles in the dark winter. Women working along side the men. Old Kentucky mules pulling barrel sleds over rock and ice, straining under the whip. But you got paid regular, so you counted yourself lucky. We bottle this to honor them. The Snyder boys, the Petersburg locals. The merchants and savages, the coopers and boilermakers and rivermen. We honor their bravery and determination with each bottle of Eighteen33, straight bourbon whiskey. For those who came before us.