HOOKER’S HOUSE 1849 SONOMA STYLE BOURBON – FINISHED IN PINOT NOIR BARRELS
This is a High Rye straight Bourbon whiskey finished in Pinot Noir barrels from our friends at Schug Winery. Produced in small batches and bottled at 100 proof from a single barrel.”
Hooker’s House Whiskeys are a tribute to General Joseph Hooker and his over-indulging, outrageous lifestyle. Although his military practices are often questioned, his love of whiskey and women cannot be. His Army reputation as a “ladies’ man” began early in his career and he was referred to as the “Handsome Captain”. The general kept morale high among his troops by inviting a posse of ladies to fraternize with the gents. At first, the women became known as “Hooker’s brigade” or “Hooker’s girls” and later became just plain “Hookers”. The legendary General Hooker liked to carry on so much with women and whiskey that he popularized the word Hooker to its common use. The General’s home, Hooker House, located off the historic plaza in Sonoma is now a museum celebrating his spirited life and now the spirit and legend of General Joseph Hooker lives on in Hooker’s House Whiskeys.