Attuned to perfection

 
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The Story

We're always on the lookout for whiskey with promise, unique whiskey we find across the wide expanse of the US that's worthy of bringing to our distillery in the heart of Atlanta. We finish these whiskies mere paces away from our Scottish-style twin copper pot stills.

Our standards

While we pass on most of the whiskey we samples, the batches we ultimately invite to our distillery are ones of the utmost quality, with something unique about them. You won't find a rehash of something that another distillery or brand has already bottled here. Instead, you'll find a whiskey not only compelling but one that carries the indelible mark of our finishing touch.

How we finish our whiskies

We finish all the whiskies in our Fiddler line in-house using a host of different methods, depending on the batch - from quarter casks to Georgia heartwood staves to marrying with our own house-distilled bourbon.

Prior to bottling, we call a round-table with our team, including our head distiller, a seventeen-year veteran of making craft beverages, and our grassroots liaison, a Certified Specialist of Spirits. We blind taste all the variations we're considering and come to a consensus to ensure the quality of the whiskey in your bottle. Meet our team here

Innovation carries the day

With Fiddler, we have the opportunity to explore whiskies from all parts of the globe and, in the process, elevate the rich whiskey traditions of the United States to include transparency and the type of innovation that an artisan distillery dedicated to the craft of making and enjoying whiskey can bring. Fiddler stands alongside our various double-pot-still rye, bourbon, and malt whiskeys as a true ode to the artform known as whiskey.

 

The Batches

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Batch 1

 

Description & Mash Bill

Wheated & Repeated

Batch 1 was a high wheat masterpiece, matured in new, char 4, 53-gallon oak casks before being finished in new, char 3 oak quarter casks (15 gallon).

The wheat leant a soft, silky texture and salted caramel, while the corn combined with the new American oak barrel to provide fresh citrus notes and warm touches of wood. 

51% corn, 45% wheat, 4% malted barley

Release Date

November 2016

TASTING NOTES

Caramel, vanilla, candied orange, allspice

 

Batch 2

Description & Mash Bill

Fiddler Georgia Heartwood

Batch 2 began with the same high-wheat mash bill as Batch 1 of Fiddler, then we finished it on Georgia white oak heartwood staves that we hand-charred and placed in the barrels. in 2015, we harvested this Georgia oak in Jackson County, Georgia, seasoned it outdoors (the ideal way to season wood) for over a year, and charred the staves of this heartwood in our Head Distiller, J. Manglitz's, wood stove before placing each hand-charred stave in Fiddler's new, charred 53-gallon barrels for the final two to three months of maturation.

In addition to the wheat lending a soft, silky texture and salted caramel, the Georgia staves leant maple, sandalwood, oak, a rounder mouthfeel, and a textured complexity rarely seen in a bourbon whiskey. 

51% corn, 45% wheat, 4% malted barley

Release Date

January 2017

TASTING NOTES

Caramel, maple, fresh orange, sandalwood 

 

Batch 3

Fiddler Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Description & Mash Bill

Batch 3 began with the same high-wheat mash bill as Batches 1 & 2 of Fiddler, but we found the barrels that went into Batch 3 so delicious on their own that we bottled them directly from the barrel (after proofing the spirit to 90 proof). 

The result was Atlanta's First Straight Bourbon Whiskey since before Prohibition, light-bodied and full of caramel, vanilla, and orange. 

51% corn, 45% wheat, 4% malted barley

Release Date

June 2017

TASTING NOTES

Caramel, honey, lemon peel

 

Batch 4

Fiddler Unison Bourbon Whiskey

Description & Mash Bill

Batch 4 marries the foraged high-wheat bourbon that formed the foundation of Batches 1, 2, and 3, with our own in-house, high-malt bourbon that we distilled by hand on our traditional, double copper pot stills manufactured by Vendome Copper & Brass Works in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The result is the smoothest Fiddler yet, bursting with toffee, honey, and green apple, with wonderful baking spices on the finish.

High-wheat portion: 51% corn, 45% wheat, 4% malted barley

High-malt portion: 55% corn, 45% malts of rye, wheat, oats, and barley

Release Date

September 2017

TASTING NOTES

Toffee, honey, green apple, nutmeg