PHILADELPHIA - Brandywine Branch Distillers, makers of the award-winning craft spirits Revivalist Botanical Gin and Resurgent Whiskey, is introducing a new line of botanical whiskeys this October. The innovative new line will launch with two expressions: sarsaparilla with cherry bark and licorice root; and coffee bean with chicory root. Unlike many other whiskeys that contain sugar and ‘other natural flavors,’ Resurgent is infused, not flavored, using only the finest botanicals. These all-natural whiskeys have no sugar, no WONF (with other natural flavors), and no preservatives.
“We are trying to target whiskey lovers and cocktail lovers who care about what goes into their spirits as much as they care about the taste,” said Scott Avellino. He founded Resurgent Whiskeys and Revivalist Gins with his brother, Don. “We are very proud of all of our award-winning products and previous accolades, and we hope these new expressions are as well received as our award-winning gin expressions.”
The new whiskey expressions are 80-proof, two-year-old wheat whiskeys made with a proprietary cold brew infusion process.
“I think it’s fantastic to see a resurgence of different styles and iterations of whiskeys coming out,” said Revivalist brand ambassador and internationally-known mixologist Brendan Bartley, who also runs Bathtub Gin in NYC and Los Angeles, and consults with the widely anticipated Central Park Towers, the tallest and most expensive residential building in the world. “Resurgent is not only using natural ingredients other than the usual generic styles, but more importantly, they’re using interesting ingredients that bartenders and whiskey lovers both like.
“I think the coffee bean and chicory root is an interesting and delicious flavor combination and has complexity in the whiskey itself. We have a cigar lounge at our hotel, and the chefs were pairing this expression with the cigars, and they were a perfect combination. It’s a whiskey connoisseur kind of style.”
Brandywine Branch Distillers have been distilled at 350 Warwick Road in Elverson, PA, since 2016 in the historic renovated barn where they have a bar and restaurant and offer distillery tours. Included in their list of awards and accolades are: 2020, 2021, and 2022 Voted Best Craft Gin Distillery by USA Today 10 Best; the 2018 Double Gold honors from New York World Wine & Spirits Competition for their Revivalist Equinox Expression Gin; 2019 Best of Judging of Craft Spirits for their Revivalist Dragon Dance Jalapeno Gin; the 2018 Distilled Competition Gold Winner for Revivalist Summertide Expression Gin; the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold honors and 2018; and the 2017 Wine Enthusiast Best of Year.