West River Whiskey
From the grains grown on a 4th-generation family farm all the way to the gold embossed Deadwood logo on the bottle, West River Whiskey Co.’s straight bourbon whiskey is uniquely South Dakota.
While most bourbons contain traditional #2 corn, we have chosen instead to use Native (Indian) Corn because it hasn’t been bred down like that of the more common yellow variety. This means that our spirits contain more germ, bran, and other important nutrients that provide a vastly different flavor profile.
Another factor that sets West River Whiskey apart is our apple and cherry wood smoked grains. This gives an already unique flavor even more character. Our bourbon is double pot distilled and aged a minimum of 4 years. We chose Missouri Ozark American White Oak barrels with a #3 char to bring out the caramels and oakiness, while avoiding being over-dramatic.
With every bottle purchased, you are not only supporting our small business but you’re also supporting a local, artisan family farm distiller as well as the historic town of Deadwood. A portion of each bottle sold benefits local business development through the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce.
Our Wheated bourbon is similar to West River Whiskey with a slightly different mash bill. It's aged a minimum of 6 years in a single barrel, as wheated bourbons generally tend to be aged longer. Wheated is bottled at 93-proof and features a softer, sweeter profile.
Farmboy Oated is a 93-proof offering with a unique mash bill, featuring oats as the 2nd most prevalent ingredient behind corn. This smooth, light summer whiskey captures the essence of the small grain harvest. The tasting notes hint at fresh grain and the long soft finish of a summer evening – its’ all here. We suggest savoring it neat after a hard days work.
Cask-Finished Series: American
Our cask-finished series consists of 3 varieties with the same, high-rye mash bill, but each have been finished in differing oak varieties, returning drastically varied tasting notes. The American offering began aging in the Missouri White Charred Oak, and is cask finished in toasted American oak. This process, enhances the toasty oak flavors and smoky undertones of the BlackFork bourbon, adding a distinctive barrel flavor notes to the nose of the whiskey.
Cask-Finished Series: French
Our cask-finished series uses the Cattle Baron Mash Bill which is proprietary to BlackFork Farms. Like the American, the cask-finished French began life with the high-rye mash bill in a Missouri White Oak barrel. After the initial aging process, it is then transferred into a French oak barrel. Another French bourbon you may have heard of is Maker's Mark 46; however, Maker's uses a single stave to achieve the French char, whereas our French is cask-finished in a barrel made completely from French oak.
Cask-Finished Series: Mongolian
A cask-finished Mongolian bourbon is extremely rare, as the Mongolian oak tree is very slow-growing. A single Mongolian oak will take over 200 years to grow to full maturity, and our bourbon barrels cost nearly $6,500! You may notice a hint of banana on your palette when sipping the cask-finished Mongolian.
Cask 120 is a 120-proof offering, uncut, straight out of the barrel. Many report it drinks more like a mid-90's proof. Cask 120 is aged at a minimum of 5 years; many say it's the most flavorful and oaky offering coming out of BlackFork Farms.
South Dakota Honey
South Dakota Honey is a delectable dessert liquor at 48-proof ABV. What sets it apart is not just its exceptional taste but also its origin. Produced at BlackFork Farms, this distillery is not only known for crafting this exceptional beverage but also for housing the very honeybees that contribute to its unique flavor. Unlike many honey liquors that rely on artificial flavors and sweeteners, our South Dakota Honey proudly boasts a rich composition of 12% real, raw honey. Whether enjoyed over ice, blended into a soothing hot toddy or ginger beer, or mixed with refreshing lemonade or tea, South Dakota Honey is a versatile libation that caters to all palates.
South Dakota Caramel
South Dakota Caramel is our sweetest dessert offering which is bottled at 48-proof. It's great on the rocks, poured over ice cream, or even mixed in your baking recipes!
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*Bourbon Whiskey Produced, Sold, and Sampled By BlackFork Spirits, LLC*