Barrell Bourbon Batch 003
Charcoal seared hoecakes, split and slathered with piquant orange marmalade and caramelized sweet butter. This gives way to deeper notes of black walnuts and saline-slicked stones. The tangy lemon curd texture reveals itself along with pastilles of bittersweet chocolate enrobed in an endless finish of Spanish saddle leather and freshly cut hay.
PRESS FOR BATCH 003
Kentucky straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distilled in Kentucky
122 proof cask strength bottling
Aged for 5 years in charred white oak barrels
Mash bill: 70% corn, 25% rye, 5% malted barley
Finalist (92 points) in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2015
Appearance: Dark Amber Maple syrup, viscous texture and golden inner hue.
Nose: Freshly cut pipe tobacco, smoldering cedar wood fire, stone fruits and salted caramel.
Palate: Concentrated and sultry across the tongue, Long cooked quince reveals itself along with fresh lemon curd.
Finish: Cedar plank fire and caramelized black walnuts give way to a many minute long, deeply unctuous burn.
With a few drops of spring water
Appearance: Adds an oily texture to the glass, the natural fats from the whiskey and the water are separate adding mystery to each view.
Nose: Stone ground grits tangled into a hoe cake and cooked over an open fire. each sip slathered in orange marmalade and brown butter.
Palate: Fully mouth coating and memorable, the terroir of the grain and the single aging barrel speaks in a foreign language suddenly understood.
Finish: Home cured cherry, brown bread pudding soaked in fine whiskey and set ablaze in each sip.
Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer