Found North Whiskey Single Barrel #006 116.4 Proof - Selected by Bourbon Thieves & Seelbach's|
Lead ins to barrels sometimes just work out. This week on the Bourbon Community Roundtable Fred Minnick started praising Canadian whiskey. I couldn't agree more! For far too long Canadian whiskey was overshadowed by the Crown Royal's of the world. The truth is, some of the best whiskey is produced in Canada. Bottlers like Found North are now making those barrels available to whiskey lovers across the country. If this is your first foray into Canadian whiskey, you started in the right place. This barrel started as a blend of 50% 12 year old rye; 20% 19 year old rye; 30% 21 year old corn. It then finished for 8-months in a Cognac cask. Even the most loyal bourbon drinkers will enjoy this one.
We're excited to pair our single barrel with the release of Found North Batch 005 & 006. In my opinion, Found North will be one of the main companies driving the Canadian Whiskey category. Their blends are extremely appealing to the bourbon drinkers palate. They only release undiluted, non-chill filtered and without additives. And, I believe their assessment of the current market is correct. "We believe modern American whiskeys fall within too narrow a flavor profile. There is so much opportunity for more. We began our journey in pursuit of mature rye aged in a cold climate, seeking out spice, fruit, and earth without over-oaked bitterness."