Widow Jane

Small Batch Whiskey - Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY



Over the last decade the words “craft” and “artisanal” have been used to describe everything from chocolate to shoe laces.

Craft means using the best possible ingredients, employing innovative methods and cutting no corners all in the aim of crafting a superior product. Widow Jane whiskeys and bourbons that have won countless awards and garnered a fanatical following among the high end spirit cognoscenti.

Widow Jane Mine

It follows that the most basic ingredient is water – and...

As all the great whiskey distillers throughout the world — from Kentucky to Scotland — have long known: is that is takes sweet water from tough rock to make great whiskey.

This is why all Widow Jane products are distilled or proofed with water from the historic limestone caves of the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, New York – a water with such unique chemical properties as to be equal to that used by the most revered whiskey makers.

Heirloom Corns

Where single malt scotches are distilled only from barley, American bourbons are expressions of the vast range of New World ingredients from rye to corn and offer a much wider spectrum of flavors and aromas.


NON-GMO Bourbons

For Widow Jane whiskeys and bourbons, we wanted to expand upon the palate of even the most vaunted bourbons from Kentucky and also wanted a product that was 100% GMO free. We began researching corn and became fascinated not only with the quantity of corn varietals, but the devotion and stories of the “seed sharers,” families and exchange banks that had kept those varietals from disappearing forever.

Along the way, people kept telling us we were wasting our time; that the type of corn used in distilling wouldn't make a difference; that it was just too expensive to produce. Resilience paid off when we finally tasted his first batch of Widow Jane Heirloom Bourbon Whiskey – completely GMO free, from the enzymes used in the fermentation to the grains used in the mash. Within each kernel of that heirloom corn, within the waters of the Widow Jane Mine there was a history, a true sense of terroir, a story to tell – and that story revealed itself in the unique richness and flavors of Widow Jane Heirloom Bourbon Whiskey. 


10 year Bourbon

After being invited to partake in one of the long-held traditions of the industry: the ability to secure a number of barrels of the fines bourbon available, with this bourbon, proofed and filtered with the unique Widow Jane water, Widow Jane launched its first product available to the public: Widow Jane Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The 7 year old bourbon immediately became a cult alternative to the most sought-after brands and won Double Gold in the 2013 San Francisco Spirit awards, effectively making it one of the finest bourbons available for sale.

Widow Jane Bourbon is now for sale in several different states and the Heirloom Bourbons distilled by Widow Jane have now aged to perfection and are on the market in New York and Kentucky, with more states coming soon!



Widow Jane continues to strive for perfection and innovation in craft and has expanded holdings to include larger yields of heirloom corn.

In the upcoming years, Widow Jane plans to grow ten times more crops, increase production on non-gmo bourbons and eventually build a new distillery alongside the Widow Jane Mine.

Once completed, this distillery could be the world's first Carbon Neutral Distillery. It will allow Widow Jane to increase production to 43 times its current rate, while also bringing an amazing new tourist attraction to the Hudson Valley.

Widow Jane – 218 Conover St, Brooklyn – info@widowjane.com