Cut Spike Distillery (formerly Sòlas Distillery and the sister company to Lucky Bucket Brewing Company) in the US State of Nebraska, is set to release Nebraska’s first single malt whiskey. Cut Spike Single Malt Whiskey will land on shelves in the metro Omaha market next week and will also be for sale at the distillery.
One of the country’s few American single malt whiskeys, Cut Spike Single Malt Whiskey is made from premium grains and limestone-filtered water sourced from the Sandhills of Nebraska. The highest-quality cut is aged for two years in charred American oak barrels at the production facility in La Vista, where it is also brewed, distilled and bottled.
The new distillery name is a nod to Omaha’s railroad history, as it is derived from a term used for a hand-forged railroad spike. The brand perfectly aligns with Cut Spike Distillery’s philosophy of doing as much as possible by hand. Its distilling process even features two hand-pounded copper pot stills from Scotland.
“The rebranding to Cut Spike Distillery and release of Nebraska’s first single malt whiskey is an exciting time,” says founder and president Jason Payne. “A lot of care went into the whiskey to create an exceptionally smooth product.”
Mike Cunningham, director of operations and head distiller, adds: "The production crew and I have been waiting for this day since we distilled the first barrels of single malt whiskey several years ago.”
Cut Spike will be releasing two other spirits into the market over the next year. Cut Spike Premium Vodka is expected to be released in the fall of 2013 and Cut Spike Barrel Aged Rum will be released in 2014.
Photo by Addie Neman, tasting room manager and event coordinator at Lucky Bucket Brewery & Cut Spike Distillery
9 August 2013 - Felicity Murray