ONÓRA WHISKEY 1842
Single Barrel Cask Strength
Made with heirloom Amanda Palmer corn, Bloody Butcher corn, White Wheat and Two-Row Barley used from the late 1700s along with a pre-Prohibition yeast strain brought back from extinction | Matured in 500-year-old American White Oak, Beechwood and Maple cut down 200 years ago and recently resurrected from the bottom of Lake Superior's icy waters. It is then finished in old growth Redwood from the original football stadium at the University of Notre Dame.
Onóra Whiskey's 1842 Special Reserve is the bottle every connoisseur and collector will covet. Each pour contains a unique splash of Notre Dame history.
To celebrate the University’s beginnings in 1842, we have produced only 1842 bottles of Special Reserve. It’s the only whiskey finished in old growth Redwood from the original Notre Dame Stadium. Crafted by Master Distiller, Roy Anderson, Jr., 1842 Special Reserve has ancestral roots all the way back to President George Washington.
James Anderson, Roy’s forefather, distilled whiskey in Scotland. When James came to settle in America he brought his passion for whiskey with him. Here in the land of opportunity, he was able to co-found a distillery with President George Washington.
For our 1842 Special reserve, Roy is using the original mash bill that James Anderson developed not long after arriving in America.
Roy has crafted a mix of grains used in the late 1700s: heirloom Amanda Palmer corn, Bloody Butcher corn, White Wheat and Two-Row Barley. In addition, the mash contains a pre-Prohibition strain of yeast. This rare yeast strain was brought back from extinction by the world-famous whiskey expert Alan Bishop.
The mix has been matured in 500-year-old American White Oak, Beechwood and Maple woods that were cut down 200 years ago and recently resurrected from the bottom of Lake Superior—perfectly preserved by the Great Lakes’ icy waters.
Onóra Whiskey's 1842 Special Reserve is steeped in history and distilled with the care that a Notre Dame tribute deserves.
Onóra: It’s not just whiskey. It’s tradition.