Barrell Bourbon Batch 004
Bursts of sea salt and slowly cooked peach preserves give way to smoldering Turkish tobacco across your tongue. Dark toasted English Muffins served sizzling hot, smeared with both lemon marmalade and sweet French butter immediately comes into view. This sweetness dissipates into dried licks of cedar-tinged lead pencil shavings. There is assertiveness to each sip; this whiskey is both sophisticated and confident. The Bourbon 004 merely whispers the 116.7 proof with raw honey in the finish that eventually leads to a long and salty peanut brittle ending.
PRESS FOR BATCH 004
Kentucky straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distilled in Kentucky
116.7 proof cask strength bottling
Aged for 6 years, 4 months in charred white oak barrels
Mash bill: corn, rye, malted barley
Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2015
Finalist (95 Points) in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2015
Whiskey Advocate rating of 87
Wine Enthusiast rating of 90
Appearance: Robust and amber hued, thickly textured across the tongue and indulgent in the pour.
Nose: Cast iron pan cooked cornbread right up front, slathered with hand-crushed Tellicherry peppercorns and served alongside slowly barbecued turkey wings.
Palate: Crushed limestone redolent with firm- yet well balanced hints of Caribbean baking spices and deeply scented peach butter across the tongue and lips.
Finish: Both luxurious and pertinent with a finish that turns quickly into dribs of saddle leather and deeper notes of burning tobacco.
With a few drops of spring water
A deeper Sweetness reveals itself along with a plethora of minced tobacco and white-fleshed stone fruit notes. A few more drops of water reveals wet saddle leather and Crème Brule with sea salt, caramelized sugar and preserved orange zest.
Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer