Introducing Tater Bait Selected By Seelbach's|
If you've been around the bourbon world you've probably heard the word "Tater". I'll be honest, it's something I'd be OK with if it went away. A tater started as someone that made some unexplainable bourbon choices. Camp out overnight for Blanton's? Tater. Organize a vertical tasting of Bourbon barrel-aged maple syrups? Tater. Posting a picture on social media of a bottle and asking if it’s good after you already purchased it? You get the idea. There's even a full list of tater activities.
The funny thing is, I think we're all guilty of these things from time to time. Because of that, my dislike for the term subsided. When Krogman's offered up a barrel pick of their Tater Bait I figured it would be worth trying. And, we found a fantastic barrel!
Krogman's Single Barrel Tater Bait - Selected by Seelbach's
Distilled in: Lawrenceburg, IN
Mashbill: 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% barley
Age: 5 year
Tasting Notes: The nose is honey and stone fruit. Kind of like plums with toasted brown sugar on top. The taste is cornbread and more stone fruit. It's a gentle but rounded sweetness. There's a medium finish but hits on chocolate and oak.
Tater Bait is a barrel proof, non-chill filtered single barrel bourbon whiskey from a mashbill of sixty percent corn, thirty-six percent rye, and four percent barley. This extremely high rye bourbon is a masterclass in balance and depth of flavor. Rich, fruit coating mouthfeel with mid-palate notes of leather, honey, and cocoa. This straight bourbon whiskey is part of the historic Krogmans single barrel project, and one of nine MGP whiskies produced in the old Seagram’s plant in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.