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100 Proof (ABV 50%)
J.J. Pfister Rye Whiskey is bottled at the preferred 100 proof and is a versatile spirit – enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in a curated craft cocktail.
How it Works
The J.J. Pfister distillery is home to ample barrel storage space which allows our whiskeys to age gently to perfection. The process begins when our grains are milled and heated in our mash tun to pull the starches out into water. Once in the water, organic enzymes break the starches down into simple sugars.
In our fermenters, the sugars are fermented into alcohol to a low alcohol content wash. After fermentation, the wash undergoes the first distillation in our “beer” column, where the alcohol is concentrated and the solids are removed and we are left with low ”wines.” Subsequently, the low “wines” are distilled in our pot still to produce our whiskeys and vodkas. Whiskeys are then laid down in barrels to age in the Sacramento climate.
Botanicals can be added to the pot still’s gin basket to create infused spirits such as gin or infused vodka.
Brian Keck, J.J. Pfister’s Master Distiller, has a passion for creating unique, high quality organic craft spirits. Brian combines two degrees in chemistry, a Master’s degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis, the premier program for winemaking in the world, with a number of real world experiences to bear in his unique approach to fermentation and distillation.
With extensive training in sensory analysis, Brian works diligently to perfect and make refine cuts in the distillation process and create premium, organic spirits. Before focusing on craft spirits, Brian spent valuable time in both craft brewing and wine making to expand his talents and experience.
At J.J. Pfister Distilling Company, Brian is joined by two distillers, Chris Johnson and Mike Moore. With a Master’s Degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis, Chris brings his knowledge of winemaking production and winemaking analysis as well as his experience working as an enologist at two premier Napa Valley wineries to craft spirits. Mike Moore graduated from UC Davis with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education, and brings his analytical skills, precision and rigor to the distillation team.
The J.J. Pfister Distilling team combines the art and science of distilling to create premium, certified organic craft spirits.
The result is a classic spirit with a balanced mouth feel and notes of rich holiday spices, cherry, and banana bread.