Benjamin Chapman Releases New Whiskey ($36)
by Andrew Chalk
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3 Badge Beverage Corp. Debuts Benjamin Chapman 4-Year Corn Whiskey
“Smooth, in Every Sense,” Benjamin Chapman’s Newest Line Extension Evokes the Mystery, Luxury and Sophistication of a Bygone Era
SONOMA, California (July 12, 2021) — 3 Badge Beverage Corporation expanded its reach in the growing craft whiskey category with today’s debut of Benjamin Chapman 4-Year Corn Whiskey, a premium small-batch whiskey sourced and produced in the United States. Ideal as a craft cocktail base or for sipping on the rocks, Benjamin Chapman 4-Year Corn Whiskey pays homage to 1960s sophistication and the refined aesthetic of that era while answering today’s growing international demand for premium small batch whiskey.
“Benjamin Chapman 4-Year Corn Whiskey is the perfect addition to our whiskey portfolio,” said August Sebastiani, president of 3 Badge Beverage Corporation. “After Benjamin Chapman debuted in 2020 with the 7-Year Whiskey, we saw an overwhelmingly enthusiastic consumer response. We are excited to launch its American-made counterpart today, a versatile, small-batch corn whiskey that is exceptional in quality with an intangible element of intrigue.”
Benjamin Chapman 4-Year Corn Whiskey (SRP $36/750ml; 45 percent ABV) is fitted with a mash of 80 percent corn, 11 percent rye and 9 percent malt. Sourced and produced in the United States, the water source for distillation is Kentucky Limestone, which imparts important minerals and acts as a unique filter for the base liquid. The primary distillation takes place in a column still with the subsequent distillation in a continuous pot still (which acts as a doubler to extract flavors). After distillation, the whiskey is then placed in bourbon seasoned barrels, where it is aged for four years. The result is a remarkably unique and smooth, small-batch whiskey.
A rich, golden hue leads into aromas of fresh cornbread, smooth vanilla cream and butterscotch layered against baked pineapple upside-down cake, biscotti and toasty almonds. Delicate and soft on the entry, tropical notes are prominent on the velvety palate with baked upside-down pineapple cake and toasted oak on the warm and lasting finish.
Benjamin Chapman Whiskey was inspired by an enigmatic figure from the 1960s international jet set era. Elusive as he was respected among the international cognoscenti, Benjamin Chapman became legendary for his refined tastes and preference for the finer things. This classically crafted whiskey is a tribute to his legacy.
Nostalgic in its design, the diamond faceted bottle evokes the elegant crystal tumblers often used in Benjamin Chapman’s era for classic whiskey cocktails. A prominent “BC” signature is etched on the bar top as a playful nod to the inscription he is said to have left behind on his hotel receipts and restaurant bills. The label’s subtle textured lines conjure the fashionable tweed suits of the early 1960s, while the gold foil motif represents the traditional gold cuff links and men’s jewelry often worn in that era. An intricate diamond pattern lays vertically over a rich ruby red, recalling a silk tie motif popular in Benjamin Chapman’s day.
With its “Smooth, in Every Sense” tagline, Benjamin Chapman Whiskey offers the same mystery, luxury, and sophistication as the stylish man for whom it’s named. For more information about 3 Badge Beverage Corporation and where to buy Benjamin Chapman Whiskey, please visit http://www.benjaminchapmanwhiskey.com.