Widow Jane

Whiskey with an Empire State of Mind


The Waters of RosendalE

As great whiskey distillers throughout the world — from Kentucky to Scotland — have long known, it takes sweet water from tough rock to make great whiskey. 

This is why all Widow Jane products are proofed with water from the historic limestone caves of Rosendale, New York – a water with unique chemical properties.

For over one hundred years Rosendale’s mines made the most technologically advanced building material in the world. Rosendale cement was world-renowned and built many of the monuments that define America: The Brooklyn Bridge, parts of the White House, the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, and its crowning achievement the Empire State Building.

Their technical prowess was eventually superseded, the mines fell quietly into disuse. Over the next hundred years a magical process of gentle rainfall filtering down and deep underground aquifers upwards flow combined to fill the mines with pure fresh water that drew its own strength from the limestone that cradled it. The result, a unique sweet water unusually high in mineral content and thus perfect for making and cutting great whiskey.

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