Puncher’s Chance is straight Kentucky bourbon with an uncompromising mission. A bourbon whose time has come – it’s distilled, aged and bottled all in the heart of Kentucky. Crafted in the experienced hands of our Master Distiller, Kevin Curtis, a seasoned pro who refined his career as a former distiller of some of the most prestigious world-class bourbons.
The D12TANCE is the second release from Puncher’s Chance – a new American whiskey entry from Wolf Spirit, out of Eugene, Oregon, and comes on the heels of the fall 2020 release of the company’s foray into aged dark spirits with the release of Puncher’s Chance Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
The brand name of Puncher’s Chance itself is a boxing reference, denoting what’s said to be that almost anyone is possible of a knockout punch, no matter what the odds. The new offering, The D12TANCE, is a double entendre – referring both to the age of the liquid and the 12 official rounds in a formal boxing match.The release is aged for 12 years in traditional stone and wood rickhouses and finished in California Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.
Just 70 barrels of The D12TANCE, sourced from the IJW Whiskey Company in Louisville, Kentucky, were born from a mash bill of 84 percent corn, eight percent malt, eight percent rye and a proprietary yeast strain. With a complex aroma of vanilla, dark cherry fruit and toasted oak, this Tennessee Bourbon yields incredible flavor. At a respectable 96 proof, the warm hint of caramel and vanilla hits the palate first. As the proof gently fades, the tongue picks up a long, fruity finish reminiscent of the French Oak wine barrels in which the liquid rested for two months.