A World of Exceptional Quality and Value
The Vin Bin’s Whiskey Bin is stocked just like the rest of the store – with an eye towards quality and value.
Our customers tell us that “loyalty” plays a big part in selecting distilled spirits, so we look to carry brands our customers enjoy most while continuing to introduce little known or just discovered brands.
Focus on “Local”
The Vin Bin provides spirits from local distillers. As the trend towards “local” grows, more artisans are contributing to the quality of spirits. We pride ourselves on obtaining limited-release and seasonal selections, as well as great tasting and delicious brands we find worthy of our shelves and your consideration.
At least 51% of the grains used to make straight bourbon must be corn, while the rest may be a mixture of other grains (usually barley, rye, or wheat). Usually between 80 and 125 proof; the legal minimum strength is 60 proof. Only limestone filtered spring water may be used to lower the alcohol content.
Similar in style to bourbon, Tennessee whiskey must be produced in the state of Tennessee and is always filtered through sugar-maple charcoal before going into casks for aging. It is aged for a minimum of two years. Tennessee whiskey was recognized as a separate style by U.S. government officials in 1941.
Blended American whiskey may contain as little as 20% straight whiskey, such as rye or bourbon whiskey; the remaining 80% may be unaged grain neutral spirits or a high-proof light whiskey. Because of this, American blended whiskey is much lighter than Tennessee or bourbon whiskies.
Mashed, distilled and aged at least three years in Canada in a wooden barrel of not greater than 700 L capacity. Blended, multi-grain liquors typically containing a large percentage of rye, often generically referred to as “rye whisky.
Standard Irish whiskey is a blend of malt and grain whiskies; pure malt will be labeled such. Usually distilled through both column and pot stills, although there are a few solely pot-distilled brands. The oldest distillery, Bushmills, dates to a 1608 license granted by King James I.
Scotch must be distilled and matured in Scotland. When an age is listed, it is of the youngest whiskey in the blend. Single malt is from one specific distillery. It tends to possess intense flavors and aromas. Blended whiskey may contain a combination of whiskies from several malt and grain distilleries.