WILD BUCK WHISKEY

wild buck whiskey

Making Whiskey

Those who have tried our rye whiskey say it’s the attention to detail that sets our WHISKEY apart!

“Double Gold” Award Winning Wild Buck Whiskey is a “Gold” 3-year-old Florida Rye sipping whiskey aged in our National Award Winning Wild Buck Whiskey barrels.

The rich color and flavor may be enjoyed neat or on the rocks in your favorite cocktail.  This 100 proof whisky is a fantastic blend of flavor you’ll want to try. 

Wild Buck Whiskey is now available in many Florida locations, including ABC Fine Wine & Spirits and Total Wines & More. 

If you don’t see Mermaid Rum on your local liquor store shelf, please ask them to carry it. We are with Republic National Distributing Company.  Wild Buck Whiskey may also be purchased directly from the distillery.

We’d love to hear how you enjoy your bottle of Wild Buck Whiskey. 
– NJoy  Responsibly!


HOW WE MAKE RYE WHISKY

Step 1 - Grinding Grain

STEP 1:
GRINDING GRAIN

Once our local farm-grown rye grain is perfectly matured, we grind the grain daily for each batch, creating the foundation for our great-tasting rye whiskey.  

Step 2 - Mashing and Fermenting

STEP 2:
MASHING & FERMENTING

In the Mashing process, we use high temperatures and harvested rainwater to convert the grain starches into sugars. Special yeast is added and allowed to ferment for several days to consume the sugars and create alcohol. Once completed, we feed our diluted mash to our livestock.

Step 3 - First Distillation

STEP 3:
FIRST DISTILLATION

The first distillation (low wines run) takes approximately 12 hours. 

Step 4 - Second Distillation

STEP 4:
SECOND DISTILLATION

Second, we have the Spirits run where our low wines are pot distilled slowly 16 hours to produce the high proof rye whiskey – That’s when precise head to hearts to tail cuts are made. 

Step 5 - Barreling

STEP 5:
BARRELING

Next,  we barrel and age only the hearts at 100 proof in custom made new charred American Oak barrels. Then, using a variety of barrel sizes we create the ultimate flavor profile of toasted oak, vanilla and spice. We brand and date the barrels while continually rotating them for an even finish. 

Step 6 - Bottling

STEP 6:
BOTTLING

Finally, we hand label and cork one bottle at a time, giving each bottle its own personal finish.

Entire Barrels Of Product Are Available For Purchase!