Launch Party Fri Oct 19th 2012

Please note: this party was last year’s 2012 launch. Please join us on Friday, October 24th for a Widow Jane Vincent Launch Party, a motorcycle, cigar, and whiskey launch for a very special presentation by Restoration Werks.


Widow Jane Whiskey: Launch Party & Pre-order



Made with Pure Limestone Mineral Water from the Widow Jane Mine, Rosendale, New York.

Widow Jane Whiskey is imbued with both the strength of the past and the forward looking energy of the world’s most magnificent and maddening metropolis.

New York’s most iconic structures were built using the limestone from this mine, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty.

As great whiskey makers throughout the world from Kentucky to Scotland have long known, it takes sweet water from tough rock to make great whiskey. And, that’s what Widow Jane Whiskey is all about.

Our 5 year old Widow Jane Bourbon was a smash hit, selling out immediately!

We are now gearing up for our big launch party on Oct 19 when we will launch our 7 year Widow Jane Bourbon. You can reserve a bottle here. We know this batch is going to sell out fast!

Our tasting notes:

This 7 year offering is aged to perfection. It drinks like a 20 year + bourbon with its deep cherry notes and light tannic finish

Aroma: Butter, Cream, Toffee
Front: Cherry Wood, Olive Oil
Mid: Orange
Finish: Burnt Orange and Spice

After Glow: Light tannic fuzz

Unfiltered for the deepest color and flavor.



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Brooklyn Shaken & Stirred

Tuesday, October 2, 6pm- 9pm in Carroll Garden’s The Green Building at 425 Union Street.

The shake up of Brooklyn’s borough-made spirits scene is the perfect reason to imbibe in some of the borough’s best of specialty cocktails, artisanal spirits, craft beers, and boutique wines.

What better way to toast the awesomeness of this occasion, than with several of Brooklyn’s paramount restaurants providing top-notch noshes for your palate pleasing pleasures.

Tickets are $45 (including all food and drink…bargain!) Purchase tickets and tell your friends!

Wines by: Brooklyn Winery, Parlay Wine and Brooklyn Oeonology

Beer by: Sixpoint Brewery

Spirits and Cocktails from: Donna Bklyn, Sunburnt Calf, Brooklyn Gin, Brooklyn Republic Vodka,  El Buho Mezcal, Jack from Brooklyn, Pok Pok, Tanteo Tequila, Templeton Rye,  White Pike Whiskey, Q Drinks, Sycamore,  Van Horn Sandwich Shop, Tenneyson Absinthe Royale, Maison Premiere, Cacao Prieto, Fort Defiance

Savory Bites from: D. Coluccio & Sons, Dressler, Tchoup Shop, Allswell, Stone Park Cafe, Van Horn Sandwich Shop, Fairway Market,  Mable’s Smokehouse, Benchmark Restaurant, Le Comptoir
Sweet Bites from: Robicellis, Ovenly, Cacao Prieto
Music by: DJ Nutritious, spinning energizing and ecletic grooves


DNAinfo:Widow Jane Bourbon

Cacao Prieto Rolls Out Latest ‘Widow Jane’ Bourbon

September 10, 2012 8:17am | By Alan Neuhauser, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

RED HOOK — Cacao Prieto celebrates the launch of its latest bourbon at a free block party at its factory in Red Hook on Friday, Oct. 19.

The event, which marks the debut of the distillery’s Widow Jane seven-year bourbon, will feature live music and free tastings of Cacao Prieto’s rum, bourbon and alcohol-free chocolate bars, plus cocktails and food at the Botanica event-space next door.

“This is becoming the epicenter for New York State whiskey,” owner Daniel Preston said. “New York is becoming the epicenter of the craft-food world. And I think we fall into that.”

Two thousands bottles of Widow Jane, made from Kentucky bourbon and water drawn from the former Widow Jane limestone mine in upstate New York, will hit store shelves next month, each selling for about $50, Clark said. The spirit is a follow-up to Cacao Prieto’s five-year Widow Jane bourbon, which debuted last month with 1,500 bottles and has nearly sold out.

Owner Dan Prieto Preston “owns a piece a property on top of the mine,” Clark explained. “We thought the name was pretty spectacular.”

The distillery is also preparing a new whiskey and a coffee liqueur. The whiskey, named Widow Jane Organic Wapsi Corn Whiskey, still needs to be aged — “at least six months or more,” Clark said. The liqueur, developed with Brooklyn Roasting Company, is expected to arrive in stores in October or November.

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Tasting at Astor Wines Wed July 25th 6pm

Join us at Astor Wines for a tasting of our Widow Jane Bourbon and Don Esteban Liqueur.

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The Red Hook Ride with 61 Local

61 Local

Free guided tour open to the public, with a $5 tasting and tour at Cacao Prieto and a $10 tasting at Red Hook Winery ($15 total).  Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets

61 Local is proud to announce the kick off of their summer bike riding series. Join us the first Saturday of every month as we traverse through Red Hook for an inside look into the process and production of some of Brooklyn’s finest crafts people, including Red Hook Winery, Sixpoint Brewery, Saxelby Cheese and many more. Each tour will include two stops, with ample time to sample the goods at each location and buy some tasty treats to take take home. Bring your own bike, or rent one from nearby establishments, like Bike Smith or Ride Brooklyn.

Our inaugural ride of the season will take place on June 2. Meet up at 61 Local at 11am with extra cash to grab a quick cup ‘o joe and some breakfast before we head over to our first stop, Cacao Prieto. With $5 you get a tour and tasting of their chocolate wonders, then we’ll pedal over to Red Hook Winery for their barrel tasting and tour of local wines ($10). We’ll even be sprinkling in some pauses by the water front so you can take in the waterfront views and history that make this area of Brooklyn so special. We’ll round out our day of two wheel transit back at 61 Local for lunch, beers, and good conversation sparked by a day of exploration.

What to bring: A bike, helmet (NO EXCEPTIONS), backpack to transport home any goodies you purchase along the way, water, sunglasses, and some cold hard cash for breakfast, products from our visits, lunch at 61 Local, and tips for your hard working cycling guides.
Saturday Jun 02, 2012 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

61 Local
61 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY

Kris De la Torre    347-763-6624

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