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Cyrus Noble
Cyrus

Type

Bourbon

Distillery

Haas Brothers

Region

Nelson Country, KY / San Francisco, CA

Proof

45% alc/vol (90 proof)

Process

Mash Bill, Straight Bourbon

Cyrus Noble is a small-batch bourbon whiskey distilled in Nelson Country, KY and bottled in San Francisco, CA by the Haas Brothers. At 90 proof, it is smooth, buttery, and mild, showing sweet grain flavors more than the strong hints of oak or char expected from a traditional bourbon. As an early member of the Haas Brothers' product line, Cyrus Noble traces its history back to 1879. The Cyrus Noble name is a tribute to an eponymous distiller who is storied to have fallen into his own vat of whiskey.

Process Edit

Cyrus Noble is aged five years in new, charred, American white oak barrel casks. Intentionally aiming for a smooth, sweet bourbon from first taste through to the finish. Displaying a sweet bouquet, with very gentle caramel features.

History Edit

Cyrus Noble whiskey played a significant role in the shaping of American Manifest Destiny in light of the gold and silver rushes in the West. In 1901, a prospector by the name of John Coleman entered into a mining camp in Searchlight, Nevada with the intention of trading a small land claim for something more immediately useful. He traded his claim for a bottle of Cyrus Noble Whiskey. This claim was developed into a gold mine yielding over $250,000 worth of ore. It was named the Cyrus Noble Mine, in tribute to the trade.

Popularity in the '70s Edit

In the 1970s, decanter sets relating to Cyrus Noble both as a whiskey and as a gold mine became popular collector's items. These decanters, made of porcelain, came in multiple shapes, including bartenders and carousel figures. They were also produced by the Haas Brothers.

Modern-Day Revival Edit

The Haas Brothers, who over time have shifted their focus mainly to tequila, decided to reintroduce their Cyrus Noble brand in 2011. A marketing emphasis was placed on the whiskey's relationship to San Francisco and its role as a go-to beverage for the miners of the turn of the 20th Century American West to evoke the current urban trend of pre-Prohibition-era cocktail recipes and bar aesthetics.

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