Bearface Launches Matusake 01

Matsutake 01 – the first expression from the Wilderness Series. Elementally Aged for a bolder, smoother flavor and infused with wild Matsutake mushrooms for a unique umami finish, this BEARFACE Wilderness Series edition is a one-of-a-kind whisky blend.

nspired by the elements, flavors, and changing seasons of the whisky’s wild Canadian home, BEARFACE created The Wilderness Series, a limited-edition series of whisky that turns tradition on its head. The first collection within the Wilderness Series is an Elementally Aged trilogy blend of French Oak, Sherry Pipes and Casked Matsutake, resulting in a first-of-its-kind whisky in the US that’s unique in both flavor and composition. 

“This Matsutake expression has been a long time in the making,” says Master Blender, Andrés Faustinelli. “With each new limited release, we strive to shatter category norms and challenge traditions. I know BEARFACE Matsutake does just that. As seen with the latest spirits trends – umami flavors are in. The Matsutake mushroom grows once a year in the Canadian wilderness making it highly covetable and rare and brings a sophistication to this bottle unlike any other whisky.” 

Elemental aging is the unique process where hand-selected oak casks are matured in repurposed shipping containers and exposed to the elements of the Canadian wilderness. The fluctuating temperatures within the Bear Country’s extreme northern climate amplifies how the whisky and wood interact, transforming the liquid inside the casks for a bolder, smoother flavor. 

SRP: $44.99. Available off-premise in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Washington as well as online.

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