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The Story of Holladay White Dog

From the earliest days of the Holladay Distillery, the Holladay brothers knew that the quality of the raw distillate fresh off the still was essential to the ultimate creation of fine bourbon. This “white dog” version of the spirit needs to be perfect before it’s placed into charred American White Oak barrels to take on the rich taste and color that come with aging. The recipe of our distillate dates back to 1856 and produces a superior unaged product with a hint of sweet corn. It’s just the latest in a long tradition of creating premium spirits from the rolling hills of historic Weston, Missouri. It’s a tradition that you can now experience in your own home! Two 750ml bottles of Holladay White Dog and a Holladay Mini Barrel are all you need to age your own spirit, and we are here to walk you through the process.

How to age Holladay White Dog

Using Your Barrel

Before using your barrel, tightly insert the spigot by hand, turn the movable top piece to the side, and then tap it in gently by using a rubber mallet or by placing a cloth over the spigot and then using a hammer. Fill with hot water and insert the bung. Allow 3-5 days for the barrel to completely cure. Once cured, empty and fill with Holladay White Dog and place the bung in tightly to seal the barrel.

Aging Your Spirit

Due to the higher surface area of the small barrel, the spirits will age 8 to 10 times faster than the standard 50 gallon commercial barrel. Each week, taste your spirit. Make tasting notes of the flavor changes from week to week (i.e., oak, cinnamon, fruit) until a consistent set of flavors balances out. Turn the barrel a quarter turn each week to redistribute the spirit’s contact with the charred oak. Every barrel will develop its own individual flavor. When aged to taste, pour from the barrel’s spigot and transfer into a glass bottle. This will stop the aging process.

Storing Between Uses

Dissolve storing tablets in a glass of water. Pour into the barrel and top off with water. Continue topping off to keep the barrel filled. Barrels left without liquid will dry out!

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McCormick Distilling Co., Inc. is a distilled spirits company located in the United States, doing business in the domestic and certain foreign markets. We comply with federal, state, and foreign laws regarding labor practices wherever we operate.

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) (“Act”) seeks the elimination of slavery and human trafficking from product supply chains and requires that large companies who do business in California disclose their efforts toward the elimination of slavery and human trafficking. The information below relates to our efforts to comply with the Act.

1.) The vast majority of our suppliers are located in North America, principally in the United States, and in the European Union. To the best of our knowledge and belief, no supplier to our company, whether located within or without the United States, has ever been accused of engaging in forced labor or human trafficking.

2.) We reserve the right to audit our suppliers’ operations to ensure compliance with the Act. Currently, audits are not regularly performed by the company or an independent third party.

3.) Our purchase orders and supplier contracts will now contain an express representation that each supplier will comply fully with all applicable laws prohibiting human trafficking and slavery and that any violation of such laws is cause for immediate termination of our contracts and orders. We will terminate our contract with any supplier found to be in violation with our policy on human trafficking and slavery.

4.) To further our efforts to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from our supply chain, we have now asked suppliers to return a signed statement to us acknowledging that they support the elimination of forced labor and human trafficking.

5.) Our Employee Code of Conduct requires that company personnel try to ensure we work only with reputable suppliers. Employees annually affirm their compliance with our Employee Code of Conduct, but we have no formal training related to the issue.

Our Commitment
The United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 require companies to disclose their efforts to mitigate the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain. Modern slavery and human trafficking are the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labor or anyone held in slavery or servitude. As a responsible corporate citizen, McCormick Distilling Co., Inc. is committed to actions that will mitigate the risk of modern slavery in our business. In addition, we expect our vendors, suppliers, and contractors to have the same commitment.

Our Controls
McCormick Distilling Co., Inc. is committed to implementing and enforcing controls to prevent modern slavery in our business and in our supply chain. We have regular contact with our vendors, suppliers and contractors. Our contracts with vendors, suppliers and contractors require compliance with all applicable laws. If necessary, we will engage with third parties to assist us in evaluating our supply chain. Any concerns relating to noncompliance with this statement are investigated promptly and appropriate actions will be taken based on the findings of the investigation.

Our Training
We support our commitment and controls by providing training to our employees. The training is designed to create awareness around the problem of modern slavery and to help employees identify the sign of modern slavery in our supply chain.