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.
For the eighth installment of our Machine series, we’re proud to offer you a 100% Missouri spirit, from grain to glass!
MIssouri Apple Brandy is the result of a collaboration between Tom’s Town and KC Wineworks. We distilled this brandy from Crossroads Apfel, a dry cider made with locally-sourced, Missouri apples. Then we aged it for two years in white American oak bourbon barrels – also from Missouri. The result is a crisp and rich spirit with the heft of whiskey and the distinct flavors of apple, caramel, and buttery spice.
On sale only at Tom’s Town beginning October 29.
Our seventh release in the Machine series is a collaboration with Lagunitas Brewing and a salute to our two LIV Super Bowl championship teams. We have created a second batch in celebration of this year’s playoffs. This delicious and complex whiskey starts out with the wort from Lagunitas Sucks beer, a beloved and retired brand that lends the whiskey notes of oatmeal and sweet molasses. We distilled it at Tom’s Town and aged in new white American oak barrels for more than two years.
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. SOLD OUT
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.
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 SOLD OUT
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.
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.
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.