CAT’S EYE LINE
(what started it all)
The Cat’s Eye Line of products, is the culmination of John Baker’s (founder of Cat’s Eye Distillery) dream of what a premium corn whiskey and premium liquor should be.
ESSENCE OF IOWA
At Cat’s Eye Distillery our mission was to understand the scientific processes which go into creating a hand crafted whiskey from corn that would be perfect for both beginners and refined whiskey drinkers. We take only the premium cuts from the hearts of the distillation run and age them in new charred oak barrels.
Krupnik is a honey based product that customers have said tastes like “Christmas in your mouth!”. In addition to the same premium cuts that we use for the Essence of Iowa whiskey, we add honey, orange and lemon zest, cinnamon, and a variety of other spices. The result, is the smoothest, not too sweet, not too spicy, drink you have ever had. Usually between 55-60% abv., KRUPNIK can be sipped warmed, chilled, or right off your shelf. But no matter the temperature, it’s always best enjoyed all on it’s own.
Our OBTAINIUM line is just what it says. They are barrels we have obtained from sources all over the United States and the world. We then blend, finish, and (per some state laws) proof down, each barrel individually. Most are sold at barrel strength.
BOTTLED IN BOND
The Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 was enacted to ensure the quality and safety of the consumer. In the mid 1800’s, many less than reputable companies were selling concoctions of ingredients and calling it whiskey. Few met the definition of a distilled spirit. Thus the bond act of 1897 was born. Meeting strict guidelines is the only way for a spirit to be deemed “Bonded”. Enjoy with confidence.
Our 7 and 15 year Light Whiskeys, are aged in used charred oak barrels. Generally having a slightly higher proof than a standard whiskey, these can range from 65% – 70% ABV. Each individual barrel is bottled at barrel strength. So while being similar in age and type, each will have its own unique flavor and nuances.
Our Canadian Whisky, is a 26 year, 100% corn whisky. Distilled at around 160 proof, aged in used rye casks by Palliser Distillery in Canada. Each barrel is bottled at barrel strength unless proofing down is required by state law.
Rescue Bourbon is a Wisconsin bourbon, individually selected for flavor, then finished in stout beer barrels. Combining the two, creates a unique flavor blend that takes the smoothness of the Bourbon and mixes it with the rich highlights of stout.
NASSIF FAMILY RESERVE LINE
Our NASSIF line of products are specific recipe of spirits, that when combined, make a one of a kind, amazing flavor experience. Proofing to 107, makes the NFR line enjoyable for the novice, as well as the seasoned enthusiast.
This whiskey is a testament to the art of American whiskey blending. A proprietary recipe of light whiskey, bourbon and rye, results in a spirit with all the best notes of each of its ingredients.
This blend of rum, was sourced from both the Caribbean and Americas. Aged a minimum of five years, these rums were finished in new oak, used whiskey barrels, and used port barrels. The end result is a far smoother rum than any other you have tried.
THE MAGI LINE
Our Magi line of products are very limited, exclusive batches, of select imports. Hand selected barrels have been sourced and blended for specific characteristics, to bring you a familiar, yet unique flavor experience.
THE MAGI ARMAGNAC
We imported a very small number of 24-37 year old Armagnac barrels from Chateau Garreau in France. Similar to Cognac, but with its own unique nuances.
THE MAGI CANADIAN WHISKY
The Magi Canadian Whisky is our in house blend of select barrels, mixed together and proofed down to 151 (75.5% abv.) Making a smooth, very enjoyable spirit.