Whiskey business

Proof and Wood launches Seasons 2021 – A limited edition whiskey

Wood Proof and Logo

Bottle Seasons 2021

Proof & Wood Ventures has just added another special blend of rare whiskeys to its range – Seasons 2021.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, March 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Proof & Wood Ventures, the spirits company founded by spirits industry veteran Dave Schmier, has just added another special blend of rare whiskeys to its lineup – Seasons 2021.

Spring, summer, autumn, winter, each of the seasons generates temperature changes that affect the way the spirits in a barrel travel through the wood and change the flavor of the spirits. Bottled at 105 proof, Proof and Wood‘s Seasons 2021 reflects an exceptionally long aged spirit, in this case a 2003 TN Bourbon that has endured over 72 seasons in barrel.

Dave Schmier of Proof and Wood explains, “These four 18-year-old barrels had incredible deep, savory flavors and spicy cinnamon and cigar notes, but they definitely tended to be overly oaked. While it was tempting to bottle them in single casks, blending these older casks with younger, sweeter whiskeys has ultimately created a whiskey that is better than the sum of its parts.

The 2021 Seasons whiskeys include the aforementioned 2003 TN Bourbon, the 2007 American Light Whiskey distilled in Indiana, the 2015 Bourbon (75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley) distilled in Indiana and the 2013 99% Corn Whiskey distilled in Kentucky.

Corn Whiskey and Bourbon provide a softer counterpoint to the musty notes of the old TN Bourbon, helping bring out the desirable older flavors while balancing out some of the harshness of the wood. American Light Whiskey does a great job of filling the gap, bringing a bit more lightness and fruity flavor to the mix while adding spicy notes of cinnamon and clove to the finish of the product.

Seasons 2021 was supposed to be released in 2021, but supply chain and production issues delayed the launch until 2022. Seasons 2021 is a limited edition of approximately 1000 bottles beautifully packaged in a gift box. There will be selective national distribution across the United States with a suggested retail price of $200.

For more information, please contact Dave Schmier at dave@proofandwood.com or 203-856-8680.


At Proof & Wood Ventures, Inc., we invest in and grow spirit brands and age our own spirits. Our primary business is the sourcing and bottling of fine American whiskeys, but we also import other high quality spirits from around the world that were not previously available in the United States. Founder Dave Schmier is thrilled to be able to create both cocktail-friendly bottlings for value-oriented bartenders and high-end collectible editions for connoisseurs.

“Our name comes from the two things we control as a blender and finisher of fine spirits, and the two things that are incredibly important to the flavor of any spirit: the proof at which it is bottled and the wood of the cask in which we age it,” says Schmier. “It’s who we are.”

Awarded the American Icons of Whiskey 2022 – Independent Bottler, by American Whiskey Magazine.

Dave Schmier
Proof and Wood
+1 2038568680
write to us here