New to the OU: Boondocks American Whiskey Produces Another Winner


Royal Wine Corporation raises the world’s Spirits yet again.

With Boondocks American Whiskey’s latest entry, master distiller, Dave Scheurich, winner of the Whisky Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award, continues to create the country’s most recognized whiskeys.

Available in both 95 Proof and Cask Strength 127 Proof, the brand’s entrance into the rapidly growing spirits category marks a new level for American whiskey. This could very well be Scheurich’s crowning achievement.

“Royal Wine Corporation’s spirit-producing legacy dates back to the early days of Baron Philip Herzog,” says Mordy Herzog, CEO of Royal Wine Corp. “We produced beer, wine, and spirits in the 1800’s; now, nine generations later, we could think of no better individual to get back into the spirits game with than David Scheurich, a man with similar ethos and perspective as our organization and family. We are honored that he agreed to come out of retirement to oversee the development of the Boondocks brand as our master distiller.”Scheurich consistently aims high, bringing superior products with exceptional taste to the market. His latest addition does just that and then some.“We wanted to deliver a product with an ultra-smooth finish—something easy to enjoy,” he says.

Made from corn, rye and malt and aged for 11 years, Boondocks American Whiskey 95 Proof is light in color but rich, nuanced and complex. Its Screen Shot 2017-01-25 at 12.46.51 PMfruitiness and exotic spices enhance the subtler aromatic characteristics such as the toasted marshmallow oak-barrel notes.

Boondocks American Whiskey Cask Strength 127 Proof provides the distinctive aromas of creamy caramel and vanilla. A robust and pleasantly aggressive palate is highlighted by fall spices and oak that leaves a long-lasting finish. In fact, this expression received a Gold Medal/91 Points in the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 and Best of Category in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016.But Boondocks’ commitment to quality doesn’t stop at taste and finish. Its commitment to its kosher consumers also demanded aiming for the highest standard of kosher.

Boondocks sought OU Kosher’s strict, globally-recognized protocols; a decision that Gabriel Geller, director of Public Relations for Royal Wine Corporation calls “a natural choice.”

In fact, Boondocks’ new offerings have quickly become the critics’ choice. Boondocks American Whiskey 95 Proof has already garnered several accolades including a Gold Medal /90 Points from the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 and was named a finalist in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016, receiving 92 Points.

A limited-edition expression will be added to the Boondocks’ portfolio later this year, followed by further marques in 2017. From Scheurich’s perspective, the brand vision is crystal clear, “With each expression of Boondocks, our intention is to share unique, complex and flavorful spirits that will consistently interest and satisfy our consumers.”