ABV 33.33% (Proof 66.66)
Porter’s Fire combines the smoothness of Canadian whiskey with the heat of natural cinnamon and just a hint of vanilla to create a rich, well-balanced flavor. Sweet, but not sugary, and spicy, but not too hot, Porter’s Fire captures the the passion of its namesake and the carefree spirit of the Old West. The result is one of the smoothest shots you'll ever have.
With his long, flowing hair and beard and his run-ins with the law, Orrin Porter Rockwell was one of the most colorful characters in the history of the Mormon church. He was a close friend of Joseph Smith in NY. It is likely the Rockwell was the youngest members of the LDS church as its inception.
After the death of Joseph Smith by shooting in 1844, Porter Rockwell served as the personal bodyguard to the new leader of the Mormon faith, Brigham Young.
Joseph Smith's diary makes mention of his Nauvoo Mansion barroom where Porter Rockwell was his bartender. Later in life, he operated the Hot Springs Hotel and Brewery.
The Salt Lake Tribune cast the deaths of over a hundred men into the hands of Porter Rockwell, but without a detailed accounting. James Coates, the author of In Mormon Circles, pegs the number a little lower, at fifty to one hundred.
Despite this violent life, Rockwell received a peaceful death, passing away due to natural causes in his mid-60s in his adopted hometown of Salt Lake City. He had a reputation for relentless pursuit and swift and final justic. Was Porter Rockwell a loyal defender of his church or a cold-blooded killer? He justified himself by saying he "never killed a man who didn't need killing".
From the late 1800's to the mid 1900's setting foot off of the train in Ogden was often a life changing experience for a transcontinental rail traveler. The train station sat as the root of the infamous Two-bit Street. "Any man's desire fulfilled for two bits." Two-bit/25th Street was a hedonist's paradise. With no trouble from the law, a man could gamble, drink bootleg liquor, spend time with an unfamiliar lady, smoke opium, or befall a worse fate.
2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Silver
2016 Tastings.com International Review of Spirits - Silver Medal and Best Buy
2017 Seattle International Spirit Awards - Bronze
2017 Cigar and Spirits Magazine World Spirits Competition - 91 points