Traverse City Whiskey Co. Releases The Finishing Series


March 28, 2023

Traverse City Whiskey Co The Finishing Series trio bottles

Traverse City Whiskey Co. (TCWC), a portfolio of premium whiskeys and bourbon made in Michigan, today unveiled The Finishing Series, a set of three types of whiskey finished for up to 12 months in unique wine cases.

Here’s a look at the lineup:

Port Barrel Finish – a bourbon whiskey featuring TCWC’s classic straight bourbon mashbill (75% corn, 21% rye, 4% malted barley) aged for five years and rested for nearly 12 months in massive 300L Ruby Port wine barrels. The dryness of the casks meld perfectly with the sweetness of the bourbon. 100 proof (50% ABV)

Cab Franc Barrel Finish – TCWC’s 100% straight rye whiskey aged for five years and rested for nearly 12 months in Cabernet Franc barrels from an artisan northern Michigan winery. 97.5 proof (48.75% ABV)

Sherry Barrel Finish – a unique high-rye bourbon whiskey featuring a mashbill of 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malted barley, which was aged for five years in new American Oak barrels and then rested in Pedro Ximenez sherry wine barrels for nearly 12 months. 95 proof (47.5% ABV)

Whiskey enthusiasts can now purchase the complete set of three or individual 750ml bottles at the company’s two tasting rooms (in Traverse City and Ferndale, MI) and online at for $59.99/each.

Known as the “Whiskey of the North,” Traverse City Whiskey Co. draws upon its early family roots in the distilled spirits industry dating back to the late 1800’s, sourcing all their grains from the Midwest. The distilling team, led by Chris Fredrickson, strives to make quality products, inspired by patented distilling techniques invented by Fredrickson’s great grandfather that were approved by the US PTO during the prohibition era.

 Traverse City Whiskey Co. is an independent and locally owned distilled spirits company based in Traverse City, Michigan.