Troy, Michigan-based Shankar Distillers, the creative force behind the American bourbon and whiskey brand, Varchas Spirits, recently unveiled a brand-new addition to their portfolio. The Varchas Reserve 102 Straight Bourbon Whiskey pays homage to the spirit of ambition, unity, and cultural intersection that defines Detroit's iconic 8 Mile Road (M-102).
This new whiskey is not just a libation; it's a testament to the essence of Michigan's culture and heritage. Varchas Reserve 102 is now available at select Michigan retailers, and soon, whiskey enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience its rich flavor profiles at the upcoming Shankar Distillery in Troy, Michigan, set to open later this year.
Varchas Reserve 102: A Blend of Michigan's Finest
The heart of Varchas Reserve 102 lies in its carefully chosen grains, with corn taking center stage, imparting a delightful sweetness and depth to the spirit. This 102-proof bourbon is masterfully combined with the pristine water sourced from the Great Lakes of Michigan, a region renowned for its natural purity.
Founder of Shankar Distillers, Varchas Shankar, expressed his excitement about this new release by saying, "Varchas Reserve 102 marks a significant milestone for our brand as we continue to capture the essence of diverse cultures in every sip, inviting consumers on a journey that bridges continents and celebrates the fusion of traditions. This new reserve reflects the strength, spirit, resilience, and creativity that has defined 8 Mile Road, and we are looking forward to hearing feedback from fellow Michiganders."
8 Mile Road: More Than Just a Roadway
8 Mile Road, also known as M-102, is not just a stretch of pavement; it's a symbol of Detroit's vibrant and diverse community. The road runs along the northern boundary of Detroit and has served as the backdrop for countless stories and experiences. It's a place where cultures converge, and dreams find a path.
Tasting Notes: A Symphony of Flavors
Official tasting notes for Varchas Reserve 102 tell a tantalizing story of flavors and complexity. The aging process in wooden casks infuses the bourbon with rich caramel, velvety vanilla, and the warm embrace of toasted oak. The result is a complex and nuanced profile that captures the essence of Michigan's heritage.
In the glass, Varchas Reserve 102 glistens like honey-gold, a promise of the delightful journey that awaits. The aroma is a harmonious blend of heavy caramel, inviting vanilla, and the comforting presence of oak. The palate reveals a treasure trove of sensations, with notes of caramel, vanilla, cocoa, roasted nuts, a touch of spice, and a subtle whisper of smoke.
Kylash Sivakumar, the master distiller at Shankar Distillers, remarks, "While Varchas Reserve 102 is bold in aroma and taste, it's a well-balanced, aged bourbon filled with sweet, spicy, and smoky notes. We're thrilled to offer consumers this unique spirit out of pride for our city."
Varchas Spirits and Shankar Distillers have truly captured the essence of Michigan in this exceptional bourbon, bridging cultures and traditions to create a spirit that stands as a tribute to the spirit of 8 Mile Road. To explore more about Varchas Spirits and Shankar Distillers, visit their website at https://shankardistillers.com/.
About Varchas Spirits
Varchas Spirits is a brand of premium bourbon and whiskey produced by Shankar Distillers, a Michigan-owned business. The brand was founded by Varchasvi Shankar, an Indian-American immigrant, and is inspired by his journey of the American Dream. Varchas Spirits combines the robust character of American bourbon with the intricate spices and notes inspired by Indian culture, symbolizing the limitless possibilities that arise when cultures come together, fostering innovation and progress.
Varchas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the signature spirit of the distillery and is made from high-quality grains and finished with Michigan's Great Lakes waters. It is a smooth bourbon that finishes with a little spice and has noticeable notes of bold grain, wood, smoke, and a mix of sweet and spice. The bourbon is aged for over four years and has a proof of 90, which is 45% ALC/VOL.
Varchas Reserve 102 is a new 102-proof bourbon that is crafted with the finest ingredients, made from a blend of carefully chosen grains, with corn playing a prominent role, imparting sweetness and depth to the spirit. It is combined with the purest water from Michigan’s Great Lakes and is 51% ALC/VOL. The product is a well-balanced, aged bourbon that features the aroma of heavy caramel, vanilla, and oak, the smooth tastes of caramel, vanilla, cocoa, roasted nuts, spice, and a little smoke.
Varchas Spirits are available in select states in the United States and India. The brand will continue to release a series of aged bourbon and rye with a variety of finishes that will make the brand unique.