The one that started it all! Matured in handcrafted barrels and then mellowed a second time through our Black Patch Process, our passion is in the bottle, not on the label. The seasons don’t tell us when our bourbon is ready. We only release our bourbon into the wild when our bourbon reaches the perfect taste, look, and smell.
“I designed this recipe while my son was on his first combat deployment. Although my son lost his leg after being seriously wounded in combat, he helped me perfect this recipe and it has remained unchanged for over a decade” - Gary J. Cooper
birth of a family distillery In 2007, during his son’s first combat deployment, our master distiller, Gary Cooper, made his son’s favorite whiskey. Having been a fanatical brewer and distiller for over a decade, Gary spent the time his son was deployed to perfect a whiskey to his son’s standard. He named his company after the single black patch his son’s unit wore in combat. Unfortunately, his son lost his leg in combat and to honor his sacrifice Black Patch Distilling Company donates a portion of every bottle sold to veteran charities.
Gary Cooper HEAD DISTILLER
Gary is a lifelong chemist and nerd. After spending 35 years in the chemical industry, earning advanced degrees in biology and chemistry along the way, Gary co-founded Black Patch Distilling Co. with his son Clayton. Gary’s passion is not in fluff and being fancy, his passion is in the hard work it takes to preserve his Scotch-Irish heritage in every bottle. Our flavors are simple, pure and made from Gary’s determination to drive an American Whiskey Revolution back to small family-owned craft distilleries like Black Patch Distilling Company.
Color: Burnt Orange
Aroma: Toffee and tobacco, a slight hint of caramel, a dash of black pepper.
Mouthfeel: Round and oily
Taste: Big spicy vanilla notes, strong mid rye toast,