Tasted: Amador Double Barrel Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey

Since 2012, family-run Napa Valley wine powerhouse and dynasty Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) branched out into spirits. Amador Whiskey Co., not to be confused with Amador Distillery, is entirely owned and created by TFE, headquartered in the heart of California’s wine mecca, St. Helena, Napa Valley.

Started 70 years ago by Mario Trinchero and still in the family, TFE’s wine portfolio includes household names Sutter Home, Menage a Trois, and Joel Gott, plus many others. Expertise in wine provides an intriguing perspective to the company’s spirit offerings. For Amador Distilling Co., whiskey is all about the barrel. They make only