Our Legendary Ohio Frontier Whiskeys are available for purchase in our Mercantile Shop located inside our Distillery.
Limited Availability in Select Ohio Liquor Stores- please call for more info 937.846.1443
A "true sip of history", our whiskeys are uniquely small batch where art and science meet in the middle to produce a flavor like no other. Our whiskey is an expression of the distiller's mood and work which then flows in and out of 100 years of whiskey-making memory in the bellies of these rare old stills. Each batch will yield a small difference, each unique to the ancient art of distillation and true to the passion that fuels it.
Elias Staley White Rye WhiskeyWe pay homage to THE Signature Spirit of the Staley Farm and Indian Creek Distillery with this very traditional rye whiskey which was heartily imbibed alongside rum during the birth of America. This 200 year old mash bill was saved by Missy’s great grandfather, George Washington Staley. Written on an old piece of distillery paper, George (third generation distiller) titled his mash bill the “Method of Operation”. Distilled for 100 years, this true early American White Rye Whiskey is 65% Rye, 20% Corn with the remainder Malted Barley.
The Spirit of America, our straight from the still white rye showcases our historic mash bill with notes of earth, wind and fire. Bright and flavorful, with a grassy bouquet. Clean, yet full of earthy complex grain forward flavors that leave you with a light long pleasant finish.
Use in place of gin or vodka for a happy refreshing cocktail.
Staley Rye WhiskeyIndian Creek Distillery was renowned for the quality of their whiskeys that they produced and was never sold to Whiskey Merchants from Cincinnati who would visit small farm distilleries in Ohio and Kentucky and purchase their cheaply made bad tasting whiskeys. These whiskeys would then be combined, rectified and sold under “branded” names. Called “regular liquor” back in the day, Staley’s “Hickory” Rye Whiskey was sold for 10 cents a quart or 50 cents for a gallon jug. The original whiskey was aged in hickory barrels due to the large number of hickory trees in the area. This is the aged product of the original Rye Whiskey recipe and hickory staves are added to the barrels to softly replicate the hickory flavor.
Aged and smooth with the color of amber waves of grain, our oaked rye is a sophisticated sipping whiskey with plenty of grain forward flavors. Notes of creamy caramel, a hint of pepper, then warm spice and dark fruit etched in wood that deliver a gentle, yet flavorful finish. A daringly tasteful Frontier whiskey.
Andy's Old No.5 BourbonThe year was 1862 and Abe Lincoln established a Federal Excise Tax on Whiskey to help fund the Union effort of the Civil War. Having never paid a tax for his whiskey, Elias Staley stated that he would not pay the tax and the distillery closed until his death in 1866. His sons, the “Staley Boys”, Andrew, Simon and John, reopened the StillHouse, signed the paperwork to pay the excise tax and became DISTILLERY NO.5 in District 10 in the State of Ohio. Andy, Missy’s great great Uncle, was born on the farm in 1833 and died on the farm in 1917. A bachelor, who loved his land and making whiskey, was tasked with the paperwork and tax payments for Old No.5. Andy was a true character; at one time caging a multitude of owls in the front yard of the family home. This true “distiller” would have no idea that 150 years later, his name would be famous for delicious bourbon… Old No.5
A double legend… with a cult following, this warm and inviting early bourbon mash bill delivers a simple complexity that lasts until the next sip. Smokey, sweet, and well rounded with warm notes of butterscotch and a hint of County Fair Kettle Corn that leaves you with a fine finish and asking for more.
A great stand-alone spirit and excellent cocktail partner.
Dandy John's White Corn WhiskeyJohn Staley was a “dandy”, an old way of saying that he liked the ladies. He enjoyed getting his “picture took”, being the only brother that had multiple “tin-type” photos taken of him all dressed up, like a “dandy! According to family lore, he was a traveling man who never married and died at the young age of 60, choking on an apple while chopping wood at his cabin which was located near the family home. This whiskey is a tribute to a man who lived apart, lived his way and never looked back.
This special small batch release is a bright and clean white corn whiskey made with independent rebel style. Chock full of candy corn and buttery sweet corn notes, this interesting clear spirit packs a powerful yet unexpectedly smooth finish. Flavor and warmth go hand in hand with this perfect whiskey that never goes out of style.
1820 BourbonThe year was 1820 and America was in her youth…and so was Elias Staley. Ambitious, Elias owned a Grist Mill and a Distillery in Dayton prior to his purchase of the 160 acre farm in Bethel Township, Miami County Ohio. Having already built the large Grist Mill on the farm (circa 1818) alongside his two brothers, he now turned his attention to distilling and built a brick StillHouse across from the Grist Mill which produced double copper pot distilled whiskey.
This tasteful whiskey transcends generations and makes history… With a legacy and an essence as old as the Staley history, this sophisticated complex sweet mash bourbon delivers a long lasting warm finish that’s bright with fresh candied apples and as subtle banana chimes in allowing the oak and smoke to become tasting partners.
Even at 100 proof, this is a smooth and stylish drinking partner.
American BondHouse BourbonThe old whiskey warehouse has always been affectionately known to the family as the “bondhouse” because an insurance bond was required to insure that the Federal Government would receive any tax payment due if any tragedy should befall the barrels of whiskey stored in the “bondhouse” such as fire, theft or flood. This building still stands today as a living testament to the thousands of barrels that it aged. At times, there were 400 barrels of whiskey aging in the warehouse with 4 year and up to 9 year whiskey available to sell by the barrel. The Staleys resisted change and did not bottle any of their whiskey during the 100 years of distillation prior to Prohibition. One letter remains written by George Staley requesting information about bottles; their size and price, etc... Unfortunately, the Volstead Act quenched that dream.
Deep Dark and Delicious are the words that come to mind when you sip a bit of this elegant 120 proof cask strength whiskey. Aromatic with beautiful toffee notes that are rich and nostalgic. The palate highlights an oaky caramel with the lingering softness of pipe smoke. Extremely smooth and approachable for a high proof bourbon.
No ice needed, this is a true crowd pleaser, but you will prefer to drink this one all to yourself.
Gypsy GinThe local Stanley Gypsies were frequent visitors to the Staley Farm. During the 1800s, their brightly painted horse drawn wagons strung with tinkling bells and laden with clanging pots and pans loudly announced their arrival. These beautiful dark haired people were a welcome site on the Frontier with their mysterious fortune telling and varied items for sale. Later in the 20th century their mode of transportation changed to large black automobiles with black curtains at the windows. Every spring they still came to the neighborhood to sell their wares though now their announcement was via the telephone as the “party line” chatter sang out “The Gypsies are coming, the Gypsies are coming”!
As intriguing as the Gypsies themselves, this botanical barrel aged gin is infused with 12 different herb and spices, and then lightly aged in a used bourbon barrel. The base of white rye adds to the complexity of this unusual and highly aromatic brown gin yielding a juxtaposition of flavor with hints of clove, lavender and subtle spices that linger and unveil with Nomad mystery.