Tom’s Town Distilling Co. Partners With Lagunitas Brewing Co. To
Unveil Machine No. 7: Gridiron Whiskey
New Product Commemorates Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LIV Championship
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 19, 2020) - Tom’s Town Distilling Co. is thrilled to announce the launch of its
latest limited-edition product in collaboration with Lagunitas Brewing Co. of Northern California, the
Machine No. 7: Gridiron Whiskey. This special whiskey salutes the two LIV Super Bowl teams, the world
champion Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Gridiron Whiskey is the newest addition to
the distillery’s Machine Series, created to showcase its distillers’ creativity and ingenuity with daring
With tasting notes of molasses, clove, cherry, and oatmeal cookie, Gridiron Whiskey starts out as a
pre-hopped Lagunitas Sucks beer. This is a retired, beloved brand from the brewer known as a cereal
medley of barley, rye, wheat and oats. Tom’s Town fermented and distilled the wort (a sweet infusion of
ground malt and grain before fermentation), then carefully aged it in white American oak barrels for two
years. Tom’s Town produced only 500 375ml bottles at 90 proof.
Tom’s Town co-founder David Epstein, developed the collaboration with long-time friend Maria Stipp,
CEO of Lagunitas Brewing Company. “Maria and I have been working on this collaboration for a long
time,” said Epstein. “When our two hometown NFL teams both made it to the Super Bowl, we knew we
had the perfect spirit to celebrate! And of course, the best team won!”
A release party to celebrate Gridiron Whiskey’s launch is planned for Thursday, March 5th from 5:30 –
7:30 p.m. at the distillery’s Crossroads location. Tickets to the event include a bottle and can be
purchased here . The remaining bottles not sold at the launch party will be for sale exclusively at Tom’s
Town for $20. The series is expected to sell out within days like previous Machine Series spirits.
About The Machine Series
The Machine series is an on-going collection of daring one-off spirits showcasing Tom’s Town distillers'
creativity and ingenuity. Prior to Machine 7: Gridiron Whiskey, Tom’s Town released No. 6: Gingersnap
Whiskey, No. 5 Garden Party Gin, No. 4: White Port Bourbon, No. 3: Navy Strength Gin, No. 2 Malt
Whiskey, a collaboration with Torn Label Brewing, and No. 1: Barreled Gin, which was so successful it
become part of Tom’s Town’s core family of spirits. Most Machine releases sell out within a few days of
release, and are sold exclusively at the distillery.
About Tom’s Town Distilling Co.
Founded in 2015, Tom’s Town Distilling Co. is the first legal distillery in downtown Kansas City since Prohibition.
From its historic Crossroads district location, the distillery produces premium craft spirits and harkens back to the
thriving era when infamous political boss Tom Pendergast controlled Kansas City. Its award-winning spirits include
Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon, Tom’s Town Double Oaked Bourbon, Tom’s Town Botanical Gin, Tom’s Town
Barreled Gin, and Tom’s Town Double Grain Vodka. In addition to multiple spirit awards, Tom’s Town was voted Best
Craft Vodka Distillery by USA Today in 2017. Tom’s Town promotes responsible drinking habits. For more
information, visit www.toms-town.com .