Widow Jane Distillery tells BourbonBlog.com that it has added Lucky Thirteen Bourbon to its range of year-round offerings. Lucky Thirteen will now be available year-round, though still in limited quantities. It will be made available in 750 ml bottles at a suggested retail price of $99.99
Lucky Thirteen is aged 13 years in American oak barrels hand-picked by Widow Jane President and Head Distiller Lisa Wicker and proofed with limestone-rich water from the legendary Rosendale Mines of NY.
Initially released as a private-single-barrel program at a variety of proofs, Lucky Thirteen will now be available exclusively at 93 proof (46.5% ABV) in hyper small batches, little more than a handful of barrels at a time, making this bourbon addition a unique expression of Widow Jane’s signature intense, complex profile.
Widow Jane president and distiller Lisa Wicker tells BourbonBlog.com that the blending process with these aged bourbons is fine and delicate and done in hyper small batches, and absolutely not chill-filtered.
“I see the ability to share really special expressions, like Lucky Thirtee, with whiskey geeks and industry friends as one of the real gifts of this profession. As our stock of well-aged bourbon beyond 10 years continued to mature, we were able to match Lucky Thirteen to our signature blending process, consisting of bourbons from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana. This was a very natural evolution for us, to make a rich, complex bourbon, while upping the ante in proof to 93, versus our 10-year bourbon’s proof of 91,” Wicker says.