A statement from the brand noted it initially launched in October of 2020, with Marc D. Taub and his son Jake at the helm. They tapped F. Paul Pacult to serve as master blender, and the team has released Jacob’s Pardon Small Batch Recipe #3 nationwide with a suggested price of $195 for a 750ml bottle.
Pacult and the Taubs said they looked to create a whiskey that was completely unique within the market. That’s when the makers at Jacob’s Pardon looked toward their 18-year-old American light whiskey.
The liquid itself is produced by MGP, and Batch #3 features a mash bill of 99% corn and 1% malted barley. It was barreled at proof, 71.25% ABV, then bottled from 211 uncharred new barrels. In all, it aged 18 years.
The blender’s notes show that the wood rounded off the edges, allowing the corn in the mash bill to shine through. The resulting flavor profile consists of caramel corn, black cherry, prune Danish, baking spices such as nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and vanilla bean, as well as pipe tobacco fragrance.
Pacult, who’s served as master blender since 2019, said he was intrigued by the opportunity to work on a whiskey that is as rich in flavor as it is in history.
“We took our time with Jacob’s Pardon Small Batch #3. While it is a light American whiskey, the tasting experience is anything but light,” he said. “We chose to bottle at cask strength, allowing for less human interference and a more authentic product to be best enjoyed as is.”
Representing the third and fourth generations, respectively, of their family-owned enterprise, Marc and Jake created Jacob’s Pardon as a nod to Marc’s great uncles’ tradition of whiskey production.
They explained that the family history dates back nearly a century with Jacob and Abner Taub during Prohibition. Eventually, their operation was raided, and the brothers were charged with violation of Section 99, Title 18 U.S. Codes.
Six years later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued presidential pardons to the Taub brothers, allowing them to return to their family business along with their brother Martin (Marc D. Taub’s grandfather). This set into motion the Taub family tradition that would span generations.
Today, the family continues the legacy with Jacob’s Pardon Whiskey, part of the Palm Bay International portfolio.
For more information on the new whiskey or the operations, check out www.palmbay.com/producers/jacob-s-pardon.