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After the two year period was complete we blended most of the whiskey into our inventory but saved two barrels as "Reserve stock." We presented this unique opportunity to Ace Spirits who selected one of the two barrels.
This Hybrid barrel contains American oak, French Oak, and Eastern European Oak from Slovakia. All were charred and toasted at medium (#3) levels.
Our experience from tasting the different barrels was that the American Oak, our standard, had the highest vanillin development resulting in a more typical American sweet profile, The French and Eastern Euro Oaks were significantly drier and much higher in tannin levels. And the Hybrid did the best job of introducing more tannin, but balancing with the vanillin profile. Way higher oak flavors, but not to the point of eliminating the vanilla content compared to American Oak.
This particular barrel Hybrid 1, was one of two filled on 8/9/11. The barrel was dumped and bottled just prior to shipping to Ace Spirits in May 2015."">
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Rose, Lychee, a hint of rosemary and sandalwood
Honey like sweetness, candied orange peel, white chocolate
Subtle, long finish">
Sip it straight, chilled, or on the rocks. Enjoy the fruity aroma from the sherry casks combined with the vanilla oaky cooperage notes to round off the flavorful and mature taste of our most exquisite bourbon.
Aroma: PLEASANT FRUIT INFLUENCE,COMBINED WITH VANILLA OAKY NOTES.
Flavor: SMOOTH, RICH MIX OFPX SHERRY ANDBOURBON FLAVORS.
Accolades for Distiller's Masterpiece.
Beverage Tasting Institute- 96 Points (Superlative) Highest Scoring Bourbon - 2015.
Ultimate Spirits Challenge- 94 Points (Excellent) Highly Recommended - 2015.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition- Gold Medal - 2015.">