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blended by good fortune.
Bottled by us. 

 

behind the union

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Rye grains
Barrel-proof rye whiskey sourced from the United States.

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Mermaid’s luck
Blend of rum and rye whiskey finished in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

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Sugarcane
Aged rum sourced from the best sugarcane-growing regions.

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An award-winning Small batch blend of rum & rye whiskey.

Batch No. 1: Kentucky bourbon barrel finished 12-year-old Trinidad rum together with cask strength rye whiskey. 103 proof. 

Jordan Morris
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Our Story 

 

We’ve spent years planning a product that's uniquely different from any other spirit, yet rich with the craft of Kentucky distilling. We got way more than we bargained for when our 12-year-old Trinidad rum—finished in Kentucky bourbon barrels—was inadvertently mixed with barrel-proof rye whiskey. While we didn't plan to blend these two wonderful spirits, the outcome was fortuitous, to say the least. The inaugural batch of Fortuitous Union, an accidental blend of 12-year-old Trinidad rum (with no additives) and 5-year-old rye whiskey, promises to be one of the most unique and flavorful spirits on the market. This rare, speciality spirit combines the finest qualities of rum with the trusted edge of barrel-proof rye whiskey. We hope you enjoy Fortuitous Union as much as we do.

—Jordan Morris & Turner Wathen, Founders

 

Releases

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BATCH NO.1 TASTING NOTES
1650 bottles | Proof: 103° | ABV: 51.5%
APPEARANCE: Honey amber
AROMA: Butterscotch, cinnamon, clove, coffee.
PALATE Seasoned oak, vanilla, maple syrup, citrus.
FINISH Toasted almond, vanilla, seasoned oak, tea leaves.

Fortuitous Union sports a sugary nose that mingles molasses, butterscotch, and cinnamon, which is offset by a sharp spicy edge. It’s a savory aroma of agreeable intensity, and is unique yet still familiar. The rum’s vanilla and burnt caramel sweetness is nicely cut by a hearty spice that does well to turn this into something of its own creation. The finish is equally rich with a long lasting sugary and oak centric side.
— BreakingBourbon.com
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cocktails

We've done a lot of recipe testing around here. Fortuitous Union is best enjoyed neat, but works beautifully in classic cocktails. 

 
 
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2018 San Francisco world spirits competition

Silver Award Medal Winner

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