Gunnar’s Bourbon with Tim Daniels

We have 3 brand new bottles from @ClydeMaysWhiskey to review and what better way to review it than with Clyde’s grandson LC May! Hear first hand stories of the hard working man from rural Alabama that served in WWII. After the war, started making high quality moonshine to supplement his income to take care of his wife and eight kids. The kind of man we need more of these days, hard working, take nothing for granted and put 100% in everything you do. LC brings a single barrel for us to sample along with their Straight Bourbon 110 Special Reserve and then finish it off with their newly released Straight Rye. Find out about the family tradition that LC is trying to avoid, why he would fight tooth and nail for their Rye, their new distillery that might be Right here in Jacksonville Florida we visited Four Fathers Distillery and met with owner/distiller Tim Daniels. There is a lot that goes on behind those doors, there is a laboratory where all sorts of experiments are enacted to find the answer on how to make the best bourbon. Being a chemist Tim is right at home in this space, he worked for Bacardi for 25 years and has a passion for spirits. We got to see the rest of the operation, still and bottling, but in Sedan Kansas is where Gunnar’s Bourbon is going to be made. In a turn of the century building, new stills are going in and Kansas is the biggest wheat producer in the United States so it only makes sense to have your wheated bourbon made there. Then it was time for our favorite part, the tasting. We sat at the distillery bar, set up the cameras and let Tim do the pouring. Both of his sons are in the business and Mat joined us for the sampling experience. Tim tells us more about his process and what goes into Gunnar’s Wheated Bourbon consisting of 34% soft and hard winter wheat for that’s smooth on the palate. Then we dive into the Oxbox coming in at 120 proof and at 95% corn. Mat tells us that him and his brother Tim will be running things up in Kansas. Like Tim says, what other job can you have liquor bottles on your desk. Check out what we thought, see the distillery and learn more about Gunnar’s Bourbon.