Spirits Industry veteran Dave Schmier began Proof & Wood in 2015, with the goal of compiling a portfolio of some of the best spirits in the world through the time-honored tradition of independent blending and bottling. Although the cornerstone of the company’s selection is American whiskey, its spirits span a range of categories. A focus on aging, blending, and bottling rather than distilling—quite literally the proof and wood involved in the crafting of these spirits—has resulted in a curation of stellar distillates that are must-haves for cocktailing and sipping alike.


“Aged a minimum of 2 congressional terms” aka, at least 4 years!

Mashbill: 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% malted barley, and distilled in Indiana. This recently won “World’s Best Bourbon” in the Best non-Kentucky Bourbon Category of the World Whiskies Awards 2023.

World Whiskies Awards Tasting Notes: Dark fruit, rich oak, and toffee, and light spice on the nose. The palate is soft with lightly roasted nuts, herbal notes, brown sugar, cherries, pepper, and light spice. A medium to long finish that softens. Balanced and a very interesting whiskey.

  • Bottle Size750
  • StyleBourbon Whiskey
  • RegionNorth America
  • Age4
  • ABV57.3%
  • Country of OriginUnited States
  • Cask StrengthYes
  • BottlerProof and Wood
  • Cask TypeNew Charred American Oak
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