Located in the historic Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, just a few miles away from The Whisky Shop, Endless West distillery is best known for their unique method of whisky creation - Glyph is the first whiskey made from the molecule up.
To make Glyph, distillery Endless West begins by mapping out a desired flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel, then selecting the exact molecules from sources like fruit, citrus, yeasts, and sugars to build their spirit, eschewing traditional aging and distilling methods to create a delicious whiskey in record time.
This virtual tasting will give an in-depth look at the mysterious molecular methods that go into making Glyph, presented by distillery co-founder Josh Decolongon!
PLUS a very special bonus for our customers!
Exclusively for The Whisky Shop, our neighbors at Endless West have made a pre-launch tasting set available for purchase. These new whiskies come directly from the distillery, available for our customers to try before they’re officially made public.
Click Here to Purchase the Glyph ‘Unreleased’ Tasting Set - Only $9.99!
Additionally, all Glyph products are 10% off by using the coupon code GLYPH at checkout.
Tasting experiences are held over Zoom and allow a limited number of participants, so please do not wait until the last minute to reserve your ticket. After purchasing and shortly before the tasting, an email will be sent to you with instructions to access the tasting via Zoom.
What makes whiskey great?
Conventional wisdom says:
Age, wood, water.
Geography. Grain quality.
Generations of craftsmen perfecting their methods and passing them down.
But today, we know that there’s more than one way to make a whiskey. We believe that the great ones answer two simple questions:
Was it made with a passion for quality?
Is there delight in every sip?
These are the guiding principles behind Glyph: the first molecular whiskey, made overnight in California.
Spirit Whiskey with Natural Flavors / 43% alc. by vol
Glyph is the first whiskey made from the molecule up.
Whiskeys owe their flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel to hundreds, sometimes thousands, of molecules that develop during distillation and barrel aging. These are the building blocks of all spirits.
To make Glyph, we source these molecules directly from plants and yeasts, rather than obtaining them through distilling and aging. By using the same building blocks as conventional distillers, we create fine spirits through a process we’ve developed called note-by-note production.
Our process is different, but our commitment to quality rivals the best in the business. Each component is meticulously tested for purity. Glyph is biochemically equivalent to the finest aged whiskies.
Step 1: Map
First, we create the profile of our desired spirit — its precise flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel — and identify the constellation of molecules (or notes) responsible for those characteristics.
Next, we gather those molecules from resource-efficient natural sources: for example, esters found in fruit, sugars found in cane and corn, and acids found in citrus and wood. We use a grain neutral spirit from corn as our source of alcohol — think of it as a blank canvas for flavor.
Lastly, we blend our ingredients together in small batches. Glyph is produced and hand-bottled in the historic Dogpatch neighborhood in San Francisco.
Glyph is bottled and ready to be shared.
Our pale amber whiskey yields subtle aromas of vanilla, roasted hazelnuts, and hints of caramel and honey.
The medium-bodied palate reveals a wider spectrum of wood and spice.
A hint of black fruit pokes its way through, but the whiskey ends with a firm and earthy finish.