As you know, every year, dozens and dozens of new Whiskeys are launched in the United States, including everything from Bourbon, to Rye, to American Whiskeys.
The question is: how different are these Whiskeys from every other Whiskey in their category that you have already tried?
Sunshine Reserve is different in that it was carefully crafted to combine the best parts of Bourbon with the best parts of Single Pot Still Irish Whisky. It has the vanillas, caramels, and baking spices that people love in Bourbon, but instead of the smoke and spice on the finish, Sunshine has a long, smooth, and dried-fruit forward finish, much more like an Irish Whisky.
To learn how we accomplished this feat, scroll down to the next section.
Unique Recipe for Balance and Complexity
Sunshine Reserve’s 4-grain recipe is primarily based on Oats, which give the Whiskey its signature floral softness. The remaining 3 grains, Rye, Spelt, and Malted Barley, provide the Whiskey with mild cinnamon spice and maltiness that balance the Oats perfectly and create its wonderful complexity.
Low-Proof Aging for Softness
Sunshine Reserve is aged at a lower proof than almost any other American Whiskey on the market, which gives it a softer, sweeter flavor that has less spice and dark wood to it. Although aging this way is more costly for us, we know that the wonderful softness that it creates is worth it.
What Makes Sunshine Special?
Uniquely Aged for Smoothness
Sunshine is the first and only Whiskey aged in baked Oak instead of charred oak, which means it doesn’t have the smokiness caused by the charring on the inside of the barrel that is typical of other American Whiskeys. Instead, our baked oak delivers all of the wonderful vanillas and caramels of Bourbon but without the smoke, creating a uniquely smooth finish.
Non Chill-Filtered for Fullness of Flavor
Many brands filter out the esters that add wonderful floral and fruity elements to a Whiskey but can cause a slight cloudiness in Whiskey when it is chilled. We prefer to keep our esters and the flavor they bring, and wear any ice-caused cloudiness as a badge of honor.
Sunshine Reserve has the dominant caramel and vanilla flavors of a Bourbon, but instead of having Bourbon’s heavier oak and smoke flavors, Sunshine Reserve has the soft smoothness and light fruit notes of an Irish Whisky.
Soft, sweet cinnamon, dark vanilla, with a touch of root beer and walnut. Undertones of soft leather and orange peel.
Leads with dark raisin and dates and develops with a touch of molasses and floral pipe tobacco.
Supremely smooth, cinnamon and baking spice with a soft sweetness that lingers for ages.
Where to find Sunshine Reserve
Big low key place for casual drinks and great food. Plus, whatever game you want to watch is probably on.
The Tuck Room
Huge cocktail bar above the iPic Theaters (a movie theater that serves food and liquor to your seat while you watch).
Cozy cocktail bar with incredible cocktails. Great date spot.
The Copper Still
Upscale Irish pub with an incredible Whiskey selection.
Cozy bar with live music every single night.
Amazing cocktail bar, wonderful date spot.
Restaurant/Cocktail bar with incredible food and a truly talented mixology staff.
A truly special cocktail bar with an enormous Whiskey selection and the kinds of dim lighting and cocktails that practically guarantee a good date.
Hill & Dale
Rustic yet elegant bar that is perfect for a quiet drink during the week and for a wild time during the weekend.
Ambassador Wines & Spirits
Beautiful liquor store with a huge selection
Astoria Wine and Spirits
Liquor store with great prices and a great selection.
Liquor store with great prices and a knowledgable staff.
Corks on Columbus
Liquor store with a great selection and very helpful staff.
Croton Reservoir Tavern
Tavern in midtown with a wonderful Whiskey selection, although we know there's only one Whiskey you are really interested in!
East Houston Wine & Liquor
Liquor Store with great prices and selection.
Granada Wines and Liquors
Liquor store with great local spirits selection and prices.
Grand Cru Wine and Spirits
Big liquor store with great selection of spirits (including our favorite Whiskey).
Hub Bronx Wine and Liquor
Liquor Store with great prices!
il Vino Torchio
We love this liquor store.
Kit's Underground Wines and Spirits
Liquor store in the subway station with a focus on local spirits and a wonderfully curated selection.
La Vid Wines and Spirits
Great liquor store with a nice selection of Whiskeys.
Mashbill Wines and Spirits
Great local liquor store with a great selection.
Huge Chelsea liquor store with great prices.
Beautiful liquor store with a solid Whiskey selection.
US Wine and Liquor
No nonsense liquor store in midtown, gotta love the convenience.
Liquor store with a really nice selection.
West Coast Wine and Liquor
Liquor store with bottles from floor to ceiling, very impressive selection for a store this size!
Liquor store with discounted wines and spirits from around the world.
Cozy and friendly liquor store in Astoria, love the staff there.
Bowery & Vine
Luxury liquor store with a huge selection of Whiskeys.
HandCraft Kitchen and Bar
Great food and drinks, perfect for after work drinks or casual dates.
K&D Wines and Spirits
Wonderful liquor store with a big selection of international wines, including rare vintages, & spirits.
Pop the Cork
Small liquor store with the perfect selection of products. Instead of pouring over countless shelves to decide what you want, Pop the Cork has narrowed down the selection of products they carry such that whatever you pick, you will like it.
Bevmax - New Milford
Big and beautiful store with an enormous selection!
Bevmax - Norwalk
Big and beautiful liquor store with a broad selection of Whiskeys (but obviously Sunshine is the one to buy!)
Bevmax - Stamford Main St.
Big box liquor store with a wonderful selection to choose from.
Bevmax - Stamford Ridgeway
Wonderful chain of big and beautiful liquor stores that carry our favorite Whiskey (Sunshine Reserve).
Bevmax - Danbury
Big beautiful liquor store that carries your favorite Whiskey, Sunshine Reserve!
Silverbrook Wine and Liquor
Huge selection of liquors, very knowledgable staff!
Fairway - Stamford
Wonderful selection and great prices!
Val's Putnam Wines and Liquors
A wonderful liquor store in Greenwich with great customer service and a huge selection.
Glenro Spirit Shoppe
Large selection, great prices, and a friendly staff!
Al's Warehouse Liquor Store
Huge selection, great and knowledgeable staff!
The Smith - Flatiron
A1 Cellars - Riverside
Stamford Wine and Liquor
Total Wine - Norwalk
Total Wine - Milford
Roma Wines and Liquors
Our Liquor and Wine
Provence Wine and Liquor
Long Island Wine and Spirit Merchants
Park Lane Liquor
Rego Park Liquor
Douglaston Wine and Liquor
Zap Wines and Liquors
A1 Cellars Ridgefield
S&S Liquors Stratford
Happy Harry 4 Bristol
Townline Liquors N Brandford
Ehrlich's Wine and Liquor
Acker, Merrall, and Condit Wines and Liquors
L & P Wines and Liquors
Thirst Wine Merchants
Slim and Harry's Liquor Store
Garnet Wines and Liquors
Yorkshire Wines and Spirits
Buy a Bottle
Sunshine Reserve is a truly special Whiskey, crafted from the ground up to be the smoothest, friendliest Whiskey on the market, with a complexity of flavor that would delight any connoisseur.
Because of its soft caramel sweetness and light fruit and spice finish, we know you will love Sunshine Reserve.
Press the button below to purchase your very own bottle of Sunshine Reserve for $50.
One other note: Sunshine Reserve’s beautiful packaging has been made specially so that when you finish the bottle, you can run it under hot water to strip off the labels cleanly and use the empty decanter.