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The Pendergast Machine Series

Tom Pendergast achieved so much success that both critics and supporters called his organization The Machine. It bent the rules, corrupted convention, and turned Prohibition-Era Kansas City into the ultimate mash-up of art, sin, and booze.

Tom’s Town presents The Machine series: daring one-off spirits showcasing our distillers’ ingenuity. Available exclusively at Tom’s Town for a limited time, The Pendergast Machine challenges, intrigues and delights drinkers of every stripe.

THE MACHINE NO. 6: GINGERSNAP WHISKEY

tasting notes: ginger, orange peel, molasses, cinnamon

The Machine No. 6: Gingersnap Whiskey is a collaboration between Kansas City’s Double Shift Brewing and Tom’s Town. We distilled their big and boozy Gingersnap Beer and aged it for eight months in 15-gallon white American oak barrels. The result is a warm and rich malt whiskey with notes of ginger, molasses and cinnamon. This uniquely Kansas City whiskey makes a delicious holiday cocktail, but we enjoy it most straight up.

$25

You may purchase the Machine No. 6 exclusively in our tasting room at 1701 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri, while supplies last.
90 proof
45% Alc./Vol.

THE MACHINE NO. 5: GARDEN PARTY GIN

tasting notes: orange, dill, juniper, sage

Our fifth release in the Machine series features a brisk, clean, spicy flavor from hardy orange, dill, juniper, sage, fennnel, coriander and blue spruce tips from the Powell Gardens Heartland Harvest culinary gardens.

$19.00

You may purchase The Machine No. 5 exclusively in our tasting room at 1701 Main Street, Kansas City, MO, while supplies last.
90 proof
45% Alc./Vol.

THE MACHINE NO. 4: WHITE PORT BOURBON

tasting notes: warm caramel, maple candy, and praline

Our fourth release in the Machine series is a long-anticipated, incredible 7-year bourbon finished in California white port casks at Tom’s Town. This is a truly one-of-a-kind spirit that is sure to beguile even the most seasoned bourbon drinkers!

Update: This bourbon was so popular, we made a second batch. We’re now selling 750ml. bottles in the tasting room. $54.99

54.99

90 proof
45% Alc./Vol.

THE MACHINE NO. 3: NAVY-STRENGTH GIN

tasting notes: juniper, coriander, licorice root, lemon

The third release in our Pendergast Machine series is a navy strength gin, 114 proof. Created in the London Dry style, this high-proof gin is juniper forward, with a Tom’s Town twist. It’s made to shine through event the most simple cockatils.

114 proof
57% Alc./Vol.
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THE MACHINE NO. 2: MALT WHISKEY

tasting notes: pepper, cinnamon, honey, caramelized sugar and hops

The second release in our Pendergast Machine series is a malt whiskey distilled from local brewery Torn Label’s quadjillo beer. With a bright citrus, jasmine and vanilla bean nose, the palate is all pepper, cinnamon, honey, caramelized sugar and hops.

90 proof
45% Alc./Vol.
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THE MACHINE NO. 1: ANTIQUE GIN

tasting notes: vanilla, caramel and oak

Tom’s Town Corruption Gin finished for at least six months in Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon barrels. A robust and flavorful gin that takes on the best whiskey characteristics and aroma from the barrel.

90 proof
45% Alc./Vol.
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