Winner: “Best Small Batch Bourbon Up to 5 Years.” – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Two weeks ago, I managed to snag a barrel of Redemption Bourbon for the Bourbon Buyers Club. Stay tuned for that offering, although barrels seems to be moving at a snails pace these days. Apparently there is a fairly large staffing shortage in the bluegrass state.
While tasting through their line-up down there, this was one that immediately jumped out to me that hit the flavor profile that I love. Super smooth, creamy & drank like a lower proof bourbon.
The high wheat content in the mash bill is very rare and makes the whiskey super smooth even at a fairly high 96 Proof (48% alc.). This baby was aged for four years, with a mashbill of 51% corn, 45% wheat and 4% malted barley. The blend is so damn good. It oozes with notes of freshly baked bread and a malty sweetness. That’s followed by notes of candied ginger, sage and lavender with aromas of oak and vanilla creeping through. On the palate, a silky blend that sneaks up on you with intense flavors of coffee, smoked meats, hazelnuts, baking spices and black pepper.
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