Leading ‘House of Vintage’ Devotee Spirits Enters Craft Whiskey

Spirits tycoon Raj Peter Bhakta is back in the category that made him a legend

Vermont Business Magazine Devotee Spirits, the world’s leading House of Vintage, has launched its first Whiskey Vintage – marking a milestone in the boundary-breaking evolution of the portfolio in vintage spirits, recognized by experts, collectors and consumers as the next frontier of craft spirits A growing category seen widely in the .

Curated from the global cellars of Whistlepig Whiskey founder Raj Peter Bhakta, this historic single-year whiskey marks the beginning of Bhakta Spirits’ ‘Drink Vintage’ campaign; His first bourbon, this eccentric vintage release marks the tycoon’s return to his infamous métier — the whiskey that catapulted him to prominence as an iconic progenitor of the American craft spirits movement.

Devotee 2013 Bourbon (SRP $149) is 99% corn bourbon from the 2013 vintage. Following a secondary cask finish in French oak barrels that previously held pristine Armagnac vintages, including the ultra-rare Devotee Vintage Armagnac 1868, Devotee 2013 Bourbon is set apart by a finish like no other bourbon on the market today. Devotee’s foray into vintage whiskey – and its founder’s return to the category after successfully exiting WhistlePig in 2019 – marks a new chapter in the story of one of whiskey’s most iconoclastic innovators.

“Isn’t it time we provide consumers with more information than just provided by the ‘age description’? Spirit lovers deserve to know – and I mean, really know – what they’re drinking, says founder Raj Peter Bhakta. “Single vintage spirits are the absolute pinnacle of drinks: today, yesterday and tomorrow. There is no more accurate indicator of quality and origin than vintage, and only the devotee can own the oldest, largest and rarest collection of vintage spirits on earth.” Enthusiasts no longer need to settle for superficial ‘age descriptions.’ With Devotee, they can finally drink vintage and discover the soul of the times.

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Considered “a towering figure in the world of alcohol” and pioneer who “led the rye revival of the last decade and inspired countless imitators,” Devotee’s inaugural bourbon was followed in all the major categories – whiskey, rum, Tequila, will have further vintage releases. And many more – which will dramatically expand the Devotee portfolio and complement its crown jewel, the Devotee Armagnac (SRP $199–$22,000), whose range of rare vintages and blends covers almost every year back to 1868.

After breaking out of Whistlepig, Devotee unearths a historic cache of Armagnac vintages in a storybook French château during a global sabbatical in search of craft spirits’ next big success. After securing the pristine cellars and estate, Bhakta continued to add to the company’s stock by aggressively seeking out the world’s finest vintage spirits of all ages, expressions and categories. These miraculous finds have established Bhakta as the world’s premier vintage house.

CEO Sean O’Rourke says, “The status spirits category is red hot, and explosive demand for high-end bourbon is driving a significant portion of the growth.” “We are seeing bourbon connoisseurs naturally evolve into the brandy category as it offers all the characteristics they love – with even more complexity, rarity and age. Whiskey Lover’s Journey of Discovery Devotee 27 -07, moves on to the Devotee 50, and ends with the Devotee Single Vintage Armagnac. The Devotee 2013 Bourbon builds a powerful bridge between places where whiskey enthusiasts are now, and where their taste is essentially developing from

This initial limited release of Devout 2013 Bourbon – consisting of only 2,000 cases – is now available in twelve states: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, California, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Vermont and Tennessee, the following April Will be launched in Michigan. Devotee 2013 Bourbon is available for purchase now through affiliated partners from DevoteSpirits.com and ships to 41 states.

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About the Devotee 2013 Bourbon
Bold American bourbon meets ancient Armagnac brandy—the crown jewel of France. An exceptional combination of our French and American cellars, Devotee’s 2013 Bourbon unites the two spirits in celebration of a shared heritage. After harvesting and distilling in the American heartland, this complex 99% corn bourbon undergoes a secondary cask finish in French oak barrels selected from the finest stock of Château Devotee – chosen for their pedigree, in these casks Devotee The ancient blend of the 50’s is the Armagnac vintage. Until 1868. The Devout 2013 Bourbon embodies America’s iconic bond with its oldest ally.
First ever bourbon whiskey from Raj Peter Bhakta
-9 years 5 months old cask strength bourbon whiskey
– Finished in Armagnac casks
Limited release of -2,000 cases

Tasting Notes
—Aspect: Deep, rich amber
—Nose: vanilla, biscuit, butterscotch and toasted oak
—Palate: Very spicy with notes of nutmeg and hazelnut
—Finish: stewed pear and apple with an intense lingering finish

about devout souls
Bhakta Spirits is the world’s leading vintage house. Founded by visionary entrepreneur Raj Peter Bhakta – also the founder of Whistlepig Whiskey – Bhakta offers a luxury craft spirits portfolio of limited release single vintage whiskeys, brandies, rums and more, anchored by its ancient and awe-inspiring Armagnac holdings since 1868 . An innovator in the experiential hospitality sector on a quest to help guests “find their soul,” Devotee’s destinations include historic properties in France, Vermont, and Florida. Bhakta Spirits is headquartered on its Bhakta-Griswold campus in Poultney, VT, the former site of Green Mountain College.

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POULTNEY, Vermont, USA, March 7, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Devout Spirits

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