Louisiana Rice Vodka
In 2018, J.T. Meleck Distillers launched it's Louisiana Rice Vodka made 100% from the rice we harvest on our farm in Branch, Louisiana. This rice spirit reaches 191 proof in the distilling process, and then brought down to 80 proof for consumption. A clear spirit with a touch of sweetness on the nose, and slight vanilla characteristics on the palate. Beautiful viscosity and a clean spirit.
American Rice Whiskey
Released in July of 2022, this is J.T. Meleck's long talked about product that will now be consistently available on the market.
Aged for almost 5 years in American Oak 53-gallon barrels
Appearance is amber in color and deep in intensity. Aroma characteristics include vanilla crème cake and white chocolate pudding. On the palate is a smooth texture with hints of butterscotch, silky caramel, crème brulee, and dark chocolate with a pit of spice. An excellent spirit meant to be enjoyed neat, over ice, or in a classic cocktail.
Single Barrel Cask Strength American Rice Whiskey
J.T. Meleck's Single Barrel Program was launched in October of 2022 with picks dropping at Nunu's Market in Youngsville and Champagnes Market in Lafayette. We decided to launch this program after discovering that some barrels were not like the others. Whether it be the nose, flavor or finish, we knew these barrels were special and need to be shared with our fans. Select retailers are invited to our distillery where they choose a barrel that will become their single barrel pick. Each pick varies in flavor, yield and proof, making each bottle unique. No barrel is the same so each single barrel pick is its own experience. Personalized stickers are present on each bottle identifying the retailer who picked, the bottle number, barrel number, proof and ABV.
Aged 4-5 years in American Oak 53-gallon barrels, depending on fill date of pick
Proofs have ranged from 118.2-123.9
Rice Whiskey, Founder's Edition (no picture attached)
Rice Whiskey aged in 30-gallon barrels for 4 years
Only 981 bottles distilled, sold out in December of 2021
An explosion of vanilla and charred oak on the nose creating a smoky chocolate taste.