Famed wine maker, Dave Phinney who created mega-hit wine brands like the Prisoner and Orin Swift has launched an American Distillery, called Savage & Cooke on Mare Island, off the shore of Vallejo. Mare Island, once was the largest naval base west of the Mississippi River. http://www.savageandcooke.com/sco/
What Dave Phinney has created at Savage & Cooke:
- Second Glance American Whiskey - Aged for a minimum of five years in ex-Bourbon barrels and then uniquely finished in wine barrels from Dave’s Napa Valley Cabernet projects.
- Burning Chair Bourbon Whiskey - Aged for a minimum of four years in new charred American oak barrels and then uniquely finished in wine barrels from Dave’s Napa Valley Cabernet projects
- Ayate Resposado - Eight months of aging including four months in new American oak barrels followed by four months in our Chardonnay barrels
- Ayate Anejo - Twelve months of aging including two months in new American oak barrels, four months in used French oak barrels and finally finished for six months in our Chardonnay barrels