Premium 5yr MGP 36% rye “honey” barrels. We of course insisted on bottling at cask strength with no chill-filtration, and after quite a bit of discussion and debate finally settled on a barrel that we believe provides everything we wanted out of our first official bourbon.
From the first moment this bottle is poured notes of butterscotch toffee, fresh cornbread, and mocha will have your mouth salivating in anticipation. On the palate waves of honey butter, sweet oak, and gentle rye spice are relentless, but kept in supreme balance. While this bourbon weighs in at 110 proof the longer air-drying of the staves prior to barreling lends an elegant profile to what would otherwise be a massive dram.