40 Winks Whiskey Series

Forty winks is an idiom meaning “to get some sleep”. While our onsite produced Bourbon & Whiskey are resting (aka taking 40 winks) we will be offering a series of small batch releases, that have been aged onsite, that we have personally selected, aged, finished and bottled for our customer’s enjoyment.

Barnstormer 40 Winks Whiskey Barrel Proof 40 Winks Double Barreled (Barrel Proof)

It’s a Whiskey which is distinctively different as it’s been double distilled & double barreled in New American Oak Barrels.  This Whiskey started out as Bourbon, crafted from a Bourbon Mash and aged in a New American Oak Barrel.  Taking some creative liberty it underwent a second distillation using a unique vacuum distilling method to maintain its original character profile and then barreled again. The second barrel is made by the Kelvin Cooperage using Minnesota American Oak. We believe the second distillation created a smoothness while the second new barrel added an additional level of complexity to an already great Bourbon. This first release is bottled at barrel strength allows you to experience the full flavor and aroma of this unique process.  ENJOY!

Barnstormer 40 Winks Whiskey 90 Proof40 Winks Double Barreled (Small Batch)

This is made with the same unique process as our Barrel Proof version and then the proof is adjusted to near 90 Proof. This limited release is perfect for those who do not want the higher proof of the original 40 Winks Whiskey. The lower proof brings out an entirely new set of tastes with Maple syrup undertones. This release is bottled at near 90 Proof and allows you to experience an entirely new taste and aroma from this unique process.  ENJOY!

40 Winks Bourbon Finished in Rum Barrels40 Winks Bourbon Finished in Rum Barrels

This is made with the same unique process as our Barrel Proof version but for the last 6 months, it is finished in Barrels that formerly held Rum that was distilled on our property. The proof is then adjusted to near 100 Proof. The time in our Rum Barrels brings out an entirely new set of tastes with an extra sweetness. This release is bottled at near 100 Proof and allows you to experience an entirely new taste and aroma from this unique process.  ENJOY!

40 Winks Cinnamon Whiskey

This Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey starts with a blend of bourbon mash aged in new American oak barrels. A small amount of the Whiskey is taken from each batch and fresh-ground cinnamon is added.  We use a cold distill method to lock in that fresh cinnamon flavor and then carefully blend only the cinnamon flavor concentrate back into the base Whiskey to create this unique spirit. No sugars, artificial flavors or colorings are added to this spirit before or after distillation. ENJOY!

Vodkas

Barnstormer's RFD Vodka RFD VODKA


RFD Vodka is Onsite distilled and named after the Rockford airport (the Former Camp Grant) which the distillery overlooks. The crystal clear product starts with 100% corn which is multiple distilled, using a Column Still and then sent thru our onsite Bain Marie Still to control time on copper for a clean finish. The Vodka is then filtered using coconut shell activated carbon which “softens” the distillate and creates an even cleaner finish. We then “proof” the spirit to 40% alcohol by volume.

RFD CUCUMBER VODKA

The RFD “From the Farm” Vodka Series highlights the flavors that are found in the Midwest and more specifically on our specialty crop farm. Our Cucumber Flavored Vodka is created onsite by cold distilling under vacuum using fresh cucumbers grown on our farm. This process results in a fresh, clean and crisp spirit as no artificial flavorings or added sugars are used.

Rums

Flying Circus Rums (RFD Distilled)

Flying Circus Rums

Silver Rum

Our Brazilian style Rum owes a great deal to the simple plant we call sugar cane!  If we were in Brazil we would call it Cachaca. (but we are not) We use a quality evaporated cane juice and add a hint of molasses to round out the sweetness. Mixes beautifully with lime and a sugar cube or simple syrup. 

Amber Rum

Our Caribbean style barrel strength Rum owes a great deal to the simple plant we call sugar cane! We use a quality Molasses to craft this beautiful spirit. Enjoy neat or in your favorite Rum cocktails.  

Star Anise Rum

We use a quality evaporated cane juice and add a hint of molasses to round out the sweetness.  Our Licorice Rum is created by Cold Distilling under Vacuum freshly ground Star Anise. This process results in a Fresh, Clean and Crisp spirit as no Artificial Flavorings are used.

Dutch 45

Sweet layers of caramel and candied fruits with a buttery mouth feel.  Vanilla, pineapple and banana followed by citrus and fig & raisin.  Finishes with a caramelized brown sugar.

Cootie Killer Moonshine (RFD Distilled)

The COVID 19 Pandemic of 2020 effected virtually every person on the face of the world in one way or another. After months of stress and hardships, we decided that people needed 2 things, a change and a good laugh.

So first, Barnstormer Distillery decided to take the experience gained in producing hand sanitizer and use some to think out of the box thinking to create a new limited edition special moonshine different from anything currently on the market. And secondly, give it a fun name to hopefully put a smile on your face. 

Available as either Raw or Barrel Aged