NY Distillery Great Jones Launches Jean-Michel Basquiat Whiskey

Great Jones Distillery Basquiat Whiskey bottles
Great Jones Distillery Basquiat Whiskies

New York art has infiltrated the Manhattan Whiskey scene with the collaboration of the Great Jones distillery and the estate of artist Basquiat.  There’s been a Basquiat Barbie, Basquiat Shell Chairs and too many other Basquiat collabs to count. Now, the launch of two unique whiskey expressions that represent the best of New York are bottled with labels featuring two of Jean-Michel’s best known artworks.

Great Jones Basquiat Whiskey

Great Jones x Basquiat


43% ABV | 86 PROOF

Great Jones Basquiat Whiskey is crafted from the finest locally sourced ingredients, this bourbon is available in two unique labels. Collect both and enjoy this specialty, co-branded spirit neat, on the rocks, or mixed in a cocktail.

The Jean-Michel Basquiat Dino and Skull labels for Great Jones Whiskey
The Jean-Michel Basquiat Dino and Skull labels for Great Jones Whiskey

The Great Jones x Basquiat Straight Bourbon comes in the two unique labels shown above;  Dino or Skull.

Great Jones Straight Bourbon is crafted from ingredients grown in the legendary Black Dirt region of Warwick Valley, NY. Once the site of a prehistoric lake, the soil here is renowned for its nutrient-rich content which imbues a distinctive spice in our whiskeys. Corn, barley and rye are mashed and cut with Catskill Mountain water to create a uniquely New York spirit.

◊ 4 years old

◊ Crafted in small batches

◊ Made from 100% New York-grown corn, malted barley, and rye

◊ Aged in American Oak barrels

◊ Perfectly balanced with a vanilla and light pepper finish

great jones basquiat whiskey dino label
The Dino 
Great Jones Basquiat Skull label whiskey
The Skull label

Tasting Notes
NOSE: Dry corn and light vanilla, vegetable, and white pepper hints
PALATE: Toasty upfront with notes of creamy vanilla and a peppery finish
BODY: Light/Medium


45.5% ABV | 91 PROOF

great jones basquiat exclusive
This exclusive whiskey is available only at the Distillery

Finished in Pineau de Charentes Wine Barrels, this whiskey comes in an custom gift box and is only available to purchase at the distillery.

The exclusive bottle with Basquiat Box available only at Great Jones
The exclusive bottle with Basquiat Box available only at Great Jones

Tasting Notes
NOSE: Smooth and crisp with hints of grape skin, honeysuckle and stone
PALATE: Medium finish
BODY: Light/Medium

The New York distillery is bringing Basquiat back to Great Jones Street, the same block as his famous art studio. Visit them to pick-up a bottle, book one of our specialty distillery experiences or reserve a table at their Basquiat-inspired popup bar through September only.

You can pre-order the Dino and Skull bottles here

©️Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar NYC

all labels and artwork © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York.

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