by David Klemt

Bib & Tucker Double Char Bourbon Launches Nationwide

by David Klemt

Bib & Tucker Double Char bourbon bottle and cocktail

A smoky bourbon that draws inspiration from the savory side of the culinary world is finally, mercifully available throughout the US.

We’ve been waiting patiently, having shared the news of this new release back in June. We’re excited to be able to update that story: Everyone can finally get their hands on this unique small-batch bourbon.

Double Char is an innovative Tennessee bourbon rested for six years in new white American oak barrels that weighs in at 88 proof. And whether people to choose to snap bottles up online or off-premise, this smoky sipper from Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon is ready for action.

What this means for operators and bar teams, of course, is that the bourbon lovers and bourbon-curious among guests will expect to find Double Char on bar menus across the country.

This is great news for bar and restaurant operators who encourage collaboration between front- and back-of-house teams. Double Char has been described as “a smoky sweet BBQ in a bottle.” This culinary inspiration will allow bartenders and chefs to work together to wow guests with specialty cocktails that pair incredible well with all manner of rich, savory, smoky dishes.

I, for one, foresee mouthwatering LTO cocktails and specialty prix fixe experiences centered on Double Char on the horizon.

To learn more about Bib & Tucker Double Char, click here or review the press release below. And to learn more about Bib & Tucker, click here to listen to episode 59 of the Bar Hacks podcast.


Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Announces Double Char Innovation

New Savory, Smoky Bourbon Inspired by the Flavor of Food Smoked on the Open Flame

STAMFORD, Conn., May 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/—Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon is proudly announcing the release of Bib & Tucker Double Char Bourbon.

Inspired by the turn of the century, when food was cooked on the open flame, this new bourbon is aged twice to create savory smoky notes and an exceptionally smooth finish. Bib & Tucker Double Char is first aged for six years in the rolling hills of Tennessee in new white American oak, followed by a minimum of five months in a second heavily charred and smoked new barrel. This unique fire-forged double char aging method creates the rich and deep flavor of Bib & Tucker Double Char.

“I can’t wait for consumers to try this delicious expression,” said Tom Steffanci, President of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. “Double Char spends just the right amount of time in the second heavily charred barrel, creating a savory, smoky character that adds a whole new dimension to the bourbon.”

As a Tennessee bourbon, Bib & Tucker follows the Lincoln County process unique to the state, meaning the bourbon is filtered through sugar maple charcoal before going into the barrel for aging.

For Double Char, to pay homage to the Lincoln County process, the second barrel is smoked with sugar maple before being filled with the brand’s 6-year aged bourbon. The perfect amount of time in the barrels, the char, and the sugar maple barrel smoking process delivers a bourbon with an inviting savory white smoke flavor not found in any other whiskey on the market.

Bib & Tucker Double Char Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: A touch of smoke with immediate notes of toasted oak and dulce de leche, background notes of cinnamon and clove
  • Palate: Vanilla and sugar maple surrounded with white smoke, hints of sweet corn and toasted cinnamon
  • Finish: Medium to long finish with oak, white smoke and vanilla
  • Color: Deep rich mahogany with copper undertones

The lineup of Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon includes:

  • The Classic Six: 6-Year-Old Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey – SRP: $54.99; 92 proof/46% ABV
  • Double Char: 6-Year-Old Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey – SRP: $54.99; 88 proof/44% ABV
  • 10-Year-Old Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey – SRP: $89.99; 92 proof/46% ABV

Bib & Tucker Double Char will be available nationally, in-store and online, beginning August 2023.

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