handcrafted at EVERY STEP

Our distillers ensure that every detail of one of Whiskey Del Bac's expressions is thought of and executed to the highest standard. We craft true American Single Malts where each whiskey is mashed, fermented, distilled, barreled & bottled under one roof. The barley for our "mesquited" whiskeys is malted in-house.  From grain to glass, each bottle of Whiskey Del Bac is made with care under the desert sun in Tucson, AZ.

We start with quality ingredients...

Whiskey Del Bac expressions begin with 100% two-row barley. The barley for our mesquited malt comes from Southern Colorado. The water we use is high in minerals and creates a perfect environment for fermentation.
A field of barley malt.

Our malt is mesquited in house...

The team at Hamilton Distillers Group are one of a handful of distilleries across this country that malt their own barley. We've created our own custom process to ensure that each batch of Whiskey Del Bac mesquited whiskeys are smoked like a finely timed barbecue.

Then mashing begins...

Masking is when the enzymes in the malt break down the starch in the grain to turn into sugars, which creates wort to begin the distillation process.  

Fermentation is where...

The sugars and enzymes meet to create the chemistry where it begins the process of becoming the base of whiskey.

The Tradition of American Single Malts

The American Single Malt category is growing in popularity. Other small U.S. distilleries like Hamilton Distillers are crafting high-quality expressions similar to Whiskey Del Bac. As a member of the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission, we are working with the Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to officially recognize our category in 2022, establishing standards for American Single Malts, similar to those established for Bourbon and Rye categories. Check out the commission's website for more information on this exciting and expanding category of whiskeys.



handcrafted at EVERY STEP