10-year-old whiskey distilled in Indiana, finished in Dunn Vineyards Cabernet barrels
11-year-old bourbon distilled in Tennessee finished in black strap rum casks and LBV Port Pipes
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
Bottled at cask strength
3rd bottling is 124.34 proof
Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2019
Gold (Whiskey: Barrel Finished category) at Whiskies of the World Awards (2019)
Whisky Advocate rating of 90
Appearance: Rose gold with highlights of worn copper.
Nose: Opens with mature aromas both sweet (canelé, panna cotta, crème de noyaux) and savory (walnut oil, leather). This is followed quickly by a vast array of fruit derived both from the spirit (smoked apricot, grapefruit peel) as well as the cask treatment (sloe gin, damson jam). The aroma is high toned, pungently floral and herbaceous, with subtle, balancing pops of minerality.
Palate: Darker (cocoa, molasses, burnt marshmallow) and spicier (cola, nutmeg, Tellicherry peppercorn) than the nose, an effect well-complemented by the cask treatment and rendered more complex by the savory and herbaceous themes running throughout.
Finish: A sweet and elegant signature of rose jelly, chestnut honey, and Pineau des Charantes that also features hazelnut, eucalyptus, and Corsican mint.
With a few drops of spring water
An unexpected avalanche of orange and tropical notes of watermelon, lychee and vanilla on the nose.