Yahara Bay Distillers
Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Yahara Bay Distillers has expanded from just 3 products when opening in 2007 to over 40, including a variety of excellent whiskeys, rums, brandies, and gins. Crafted one batch a time from locally sourced grains, fruits and herbs, these products truly represent the “The Spirit of Madison.”
We first discovered Yahara Bay Distillers in 2012 while visiting family in the Madison area. While their spirits were young at the time, their creativity, passion, and desire to distill the best spirits in Wisconsin clearly set them apart from their peers. It was this desire that ultimately led to the creation of some of the most memorable barrels we have ever sampled. We look forward to bringing you more Two Souls offerings from this acclaimed, yet still somehow overlooked, premium craft distillery.
Founded in 2010, Watershed Distillery in Columbus, Ohio boasts an impressive list of award-winning gins, bourbon, apple brandy, and liqueurs. Dedicated to the principles of quality and community, this standout Midwest distillery invites you to gather with friends and family, raise a glass, and savor the spirits and company that underpin our personal Watershed moments – whether momentous or fleeting.
We first visited Watershed when researching craft distilleries for Bourbon Sippers. At the time (2012/2013), two guys and a tiny still represented the entirety of the production crew. However, despite this humble appearance, Watershed was still cranking out premium gins and a young bourbon that oozed with potential. Now, much larger and raking in yearly accolades, Watershed was a no-brainer top priority when we decided to launch the Two Souls brand. We could not be happier to be partnering with this industry-leading craft distillery.
Finger lakes distilling co.
Located in the heart of wine country, Finger Lakes Distilling (Burdett, NY) offers 17 different types of spirits, all produced from locally sourced grains and fruit. Known for their exceptional line of handcrafted McKenzie Whiskeys, Finger Lakes Distilling is a company firmly rooted in tradition, but ultimately shaped by innovation and a commitment to producing the highest-quality spirits possible – with zero shortcuts.
We visited Finger Lakes Distilling June of 2022 to select our first barrels from the state of New York. Overlooking the shores of Seneca Lake (and the numerous vineyards therewithin), you would be hard pressed to find a more picturesque location for a craft distillery. Equally impressive are the whiskeys, including multiple expressions of bourbon and rye, along with a classic pot still whiskey and an American single malt. We feel incredibly lucky to offer you multiple exclusive whiskeys from this premier US craft distillery.
Sutherland Distilling Company
Sutherland Distilling Company was founded in 2013 by brothers Ryan and Barry Sutherland, along with friend Eric Larimer, in Livermore, CA. Inspired by their passion for craft spirits, and a shared commitment to sustainability and local agriculture, the trio quickly established a reputation for producing exceptional, handcrafted spirits distilled entirely from locally sourced ingredients.
Our partnership with Sutherland began in October of 2022 during a week-long tour of northern California craft distilleries. Despite a short notice, Mason Clemens (Distiller) and Ryan Sutherland (Owner, Distiller) took time to sit down with us and share samples of nearly all of the award-winning spirits, including two barrels of 100% corn bourbon that had been resting for over 5 years. Milled, fermented, distilled, and aged on-site, they were exactly what we were looking for in a Two Souls Spirits whiskey.
Sadly, Sutherland Distilling Company announced that it would be closing permanently in February 2023. While we wish that this could have been a long-term partnership, we couldn’t be happier to offer you some of the last Sutherland bourbon that will ever be released. We are proud to continue the Sutherland tradition of “No Shortcuts. No Exceptions.” through Two Souls Spirits.
J. Henry & Sons
Tucked away on a family farm in the rural town of Dane, Wisconsin, J. Henry & Sons has quietly grown into one of the premier craft distilleries in the US. After spending several decades returning the farm to prominence, owners Joe and Liz Henry decided to take on a new challenge in 2008 - bourbon. To make their signature bourbon, they selected an heirloom red corn variety that was grown by Joe’s father in the 1940’s-1960’s. This exclusive red corn, along with their superior wheat and rye varieties, gives J. Henry & Sons Bourbon a sweet and earthy profile unlike any other bourbon on the market.
We first discovered J. Henry & Sons line of small batch and single barrel bourbons when visiting family in Wisconsin in 2013. We were immediately impressed by not only the rich, complex nature of the bourbon, but also the fact that it was fully mature at just 5-years (Wisconsin has some of the most extreme seasonal temperature fluctuations in the US). While widely popular among whiskey enthusiasts in Wisconsin and the greater Chicago area, J. Henry & Sons Bourbon, especially the limited releases and single barrel products, is nearly impossible to come by in other regions of the country. Take advantage of this unique collaboration (Two Souls Spirits is the first independent bottler to work with J. Henry & Sons!) and “Reward Yourself” with a bottle of the incredible bourbon that sparked our obsession with craft whiskey! Cheers!