Proof and Wood Launches a new Limited Edition Whiskey: Vertigo 2021

By: Proof and Wood Ventures, Inc.
NEW YORK - Feb. 14, 2022 - PRLog -- Proof & Wood Ventures, the spirits company founded by spirits industry veteran Dave Schmier, has launched Vertigo 2021, a follow-up to their 2020 release of the original Vertigo.

The new Vertigo 2021 is a dizzying 12-barrel blend of extraordinary American Blended Whiskey. The blend consists of 2012 Rye, 2015 Bourbon and 1992 and 2008 Light Whiskey, all distilled at Seagrams/LDI/MGP.  The Rye is 95% rye and 5% barley and the Bourbon is 21% rye, 75% corn and 4% barley.

"Since founding Proof and Wood in 2015, it has been fun to acquire a library of older and interesting whiskies which can be blended for some unique whiskey experiences. Fortunate that we were able to acquire and highlight 25 year-old whiskey from the old Seagrams days in Indiana, sad that is the last we have and last we know to exist of that vintage." says Schmier.

The vertigo 2021 was of course supposed to be released in 2021, but supply chain and production issues delayed launch until 2022.  The Vertigo 2021 is also the first expression from Proof and Wood in newly authorized 700ml bottles.  "This allows us to export to Europe and share these small batch whiskies with our friends across the Atlantic." - Schmier

The 1992 Whiskey gives the blend unique flavors of butterscotch caramel and slight mustiness from age. The younger Light Whiskey and Bourbon create a sweet backdrop for the spicy intensity of the Rye.

Beautifully packaged in a gift box, Vertigo 2021 is a special release item with aproximately1500 hand-numbered bottles at 102.3 proof. There will be select national distribution across the US with a suggested retail price of $150.

For more information, please contact Dave Schmier at ( or 203-856-8680.


At Proof & Wood Ventures, Inc., we invest in and develop spirits brands, and age our own spirits. Our core business is sourcing and bottling fine American whiskies, but we also import other high-quality spirits from around the world that were not available in the US previously. Founder Dave Schmier is delighted to be able to create both cocktail-friendly bottlings for value-focused bartenders and high-end collectors' editions for connoisseurs.

"Our name comes from the two things we control as a blender and finisher of fine spirits, and the two things that are incredibly important to any spirit's flavor: the proof it's bottled at, and the wood of the barrel we age it in," Schmier says. "That is who we are."

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