Dorado

Mesquite Smoked Aged

90 Proof - 45% ABV
Single Malt

The original brainchild for our product line, the Dorado required that we learn how to malt barley.   Born out of barbecuing with the mesquite scraps from Arroyo Design while drinking Scotch, we had the idea to malt over mesquite instead of peat.  We wanted to create a product that was a true reflection of the Sonoran Desert.  To achieve that, we dry our malt over a mesquite fire using the species Prosopis Velutina, the predominant species in Southern Arizona.

With sweet tobacco and dark chocolate on the nose, underpinned by sandalwood, the Dorado may carry soft tannins on the palette with desert campfire and spice notes. (Scroll below for awards.)


AWARDS

2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition:
   Double Gold: Craft Spirits – Whiskey Del Bac Dorado

2016 American Craft Spirits Association:
   Silver: Whiskey – Whiskey Del Bac Dorado

2015 New York International Spirits Competition:
   Bronze: Whiskey – Whiskey Del Bac Dorado

2015 New York International Spirits Competition:
   Arizona Distillery of the Year

2015 American Craft Spirits Association:
   Silver: Whiskey– Whiskey Del Bac Dorado

2014 Great American Distillers Festival:
   Bronze: American Single Malt – Whiskey Del Bac Dorado

2014 Washington Cup Spirits Competition:
   Bronze:  Single Malt Whiskey – Whiskey Del Bac Dorado

   Never chill-filtered – natural sediment may occur.

Clear

Mesquite Smoked Unaged

90 PROOF - 45% ALC
Single Malt

Every time Stephen distilled the mesquite-smoked product, he noticed the unique complexity of the distillate coming out of the still.  Not something we originally planned on marketing, the Clear mesquite-smoked unaged whiskey got such a great reception from a tasting with the Tucson Chapter of the US Bartenders’ Guild, that we had to start bottling it.  Their passion for our Clear as a smokey base for mixing cocktails couldn’t be denied.  And having spent many an evening with it neat or on the rocks, we can say it is quite pleasant by itself.

You may get complex aromas of leather, dried ancho chili, dust, and dried herbs on the nose.  Smoke dominates the palette up front with sweet, vegetal notes on the finish. (Scroll below for awards.)


AWARDS

2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition:
   Bronze: Craft Spirits – Whiskey Del Bac Clear

2015 New York International Spirits Competition:
   Arizona Distillery of the Year

2015 American Craft Spirits Association:
   Gold: Unaged – Whiskey Del Bac Clear

2014 Great American Distillers Festival:
   Silver: Unaged – Whiskey Del Bac Clear

  

 

Classic

Unsmoked Aged

84 Proof - 42% ABV
Single Malt

Before we ever introduced any mesquite component, Stephen had to learn how to just make whiskey.  Initially called “The Control” while in product-development,  it was the baseline established to improve upon and compare against what came next.  Modeled after a Highland or Speyside Scotch, it lacks the smoke of the Islay Scotches.

With caramel, molasses and marzipan on the nose, and ripe stone fruits up front on the palette, the Classic delivers a spice and honey finish.  After pouring, let it rest in the glass for a few minutes and nose before tasting.  (Scroll below for awards.)


AWARDS

2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition:
   Silver: Craft Spirits – Whiskey Del Bac Classic

2016 American Craft Spirits Association:
   Bronze: Whiskey – Whiskey Del Bac Classic

2015 New York International Spirits Competition:
   Bronze:  Whiskey – Whiskey Del Bac Classic

2015 New York International Spirits Competition:
   Arizona Distillery of the Year

2015 American Craft Spirits Association:
   Gold:  Whiskey – Whiskey Del Bac Classic

2014  Great American Distillers Festival:
   Double Gold Best In Show: Single Malt Less than 1 Year – Whiskey Del Bac Classic

2014  Great American Distillers Festival:
   Gold: Single Malt Less than 1 Year – Whiskey Del Bac Classic

2014  American Craft Distillers Festival:
   Bronze:  Whiskey – Whiskey Del Bac Classic

2014 Washington Cup Spirits Competition:
   Bronze:  Single Malt Whiskey – Whiskey Del Bac Classic

2014 American Distillers Institute:
   Bronze:  Single Malt Under 2 Years – Whiskey Del Bac Classic
Never chill-filtered – natural sediment may occur.