Debt Collector Moonshine Cask Aged 1 year is an American style whisky which has been aged in charred, virgin American oak for 1 year. It is a mash of majority corn plus barley and rye and has been made and matured in London. It is a twice copper pot distilled spirit.
This aged moonshine is a delightful blend of caramel and vanilla on the nose. Accompanied by a gentle earthy woodiness up front followed by light caramelized sweetness. As it unfolds, the oak undertones become more pronounced, leaving a lingering spiciness reminiscent of winter cloves and a touch of salted caramel.
Fun fact - his unaged moonshine is the only commercially available one of its kind in the UK market
Perfect Serve: Old Fashioned or Hard Lemonade
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Malt type: Corn (majority), Barley, Rye
Aroma: Vanilla, light caramel and toffee with a hint of popcorn
Palate: Strong oak up front due to its young maturation followed by light caramel and toasty flavours followed by a spicey finish.
Colour: Dark brown.
The UK’s first American style whisky
Debt Collector Moonshine (Cask Aged 1 Year) is made from a mash of majority corn plus barley and rye. It is fermented using a Kentucky Bourbon yeast, copper pot distilled twice and then matured in charred, virgin American oak before diluting to 50% ABV for bottling.
Emulating the same raw materials, processes and equipment utilised to make an American style whisky or "Bourbon".
While the brand is modelled on a Bourbon, as it is made outside of the USA it therefore is not strictly a Bourbon. Instead, this initial expression is called a “Moonshine” taking
inspiration from the origins and evolution of the category.
In the UK also a spirit cannot be called a whisky unless it has been in an oak barrel for at least 3 years.
We plan to release a new vintage each year of this brand so the customer can come along the journey with us enjoying and understanding the maturation process.
This cask aged moonshine or "baby bourbon" offers flavours of caramel sweetness married with vanilla from the oak followed by a hint of toast and spice. It is very smooth and it packs a surprising amount of flavour for such a short maturation.
The 50% ABV offers a real kick that makes it a perfect base for classic cocktails. This cask aged moonshine works as a smooth sipper neat or Old Fashioned. We like it with a splash of dry or as a Pickle Back!
Musical inspiration and label art
“Blues Rock” is the musical inspiration behind Debt Collector, capturing the essence of the Deep South of the USA where Bourbon originated.
In true Doghouse fashion the label turn heads. A fictitious skeleton gangster character, "Mad Dog Coll” reflects a nod to the cash heavy Prohibition times that inspired the brand, where illicit alcohol - aka “moonshine” - was born and bootlegging was rife.
The art genre chosen for this label was airbrush which originated in the 60s and 70s and became famous on panels of hot cars and Harley Davidson or other motorcycles. The artist that brought the label to life was Stefan Koppel who is a German based Airbrush artist ().
As we release successive vintages of the spirit, we will release new labels in a different colour format but maintain the same basic design.