Artfully Distilled

Carefully Blended

Dual Cask Finished

Born in DC. Raised in Virginia.

Filibuster Distillery is a women- and minority-owned business with the soul of a small family enterprise. Born in D.C. and now located in Virginia, you can call us a true product of the DMV.

Our business began on the corner of 9th and M NW, not far from the Capitol, so Filibuster was a natural choice for our name. We wanted to lampoon the intensity of the political culture in D.C.- maybe if everyone just talked it out over a few drinks, things would go more smoothly?

At the heart of it is the filibuster, itself very unique to the American political process. We forget sometimes that we have such freedom to express our opinions in this country, in contrast to much of the world. We also really wanted to highlight the fact we were creating a unique American style of whiskey, so the name works on a few fronts.

Suman Dilawri – Founder and Chairman

Spirits of Distinguished Character

All you have to do is take one sip and you’ll discover something that may surprise and delight you – Filibuster is unlike any other bourbon. It’s handcrafted in small batches. Why? Because it’s worth it.

Dual Cask

In the words of one mixologist, the “Dual Cask” process brings a whole new layer of complexity to the glass.

Our method combines the long-held tradition of new American oak aging with the avant garde approach of a shorter, secondary aging period in wine-seasoned French oak. We work with some of the best-known wineries in California, including Ramey, Trefethen, Ladera, and Cobblestone. At the distillery, we utilize the aromatic and flavor profile of chardonnay, pinot noir, and cabernet sauvignon to achieve a very unique finish – what we call the “Dual Cask Difference.”

The Word is Out

““Aged in American oak casks, then finished in “white-wine seasoned French
oak barrels,” this Honey-hued whiskey has rich, powerful aromas of apricots
and butterscotch.”

Rich RichterWine Enthusiast

“Filibuster has a solid offering in this dual cask, French oak finished whiskey. I enjoyed it
neat, but it was a great sip on the rocks as well.”

Fork and Stave

“I have a bottle of The Boondoggler which I feel is right up there with Pappy's. Is this
available or was it a one-shot through Tasters Club? Amazing whiskey!”

Melville Bearns

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