Jimmy Red Bourbon Barrel Is In
This is a barrel I've been working hard on. Ever since I heard the Jimmy Red story I've wanted a barrel. It only took a couple of trips to Charleston and some last-minute tasting but we got it done! I couldn't be more excited about the results. This is one of only 3-4 Jimmy Red private barrels available across the country (Jack Rose and Astor are the two I know of).
There were only 2 cobs of Jimmy Red corn left after the last man known to grow it passed away. His family gave the seeds to Ted Chewning and he was able to bring it back to life. From two ears in 2013 to an estimated 250,000 lbs in 2017 the production on Jimmy Red corn has exploded. It has now become a favorite ingredient of the culinary world. But, I think it's better in bourbon!
Selected by Seelbach's
Age: 2-years 8-months
Mash bill: 100 Jimmy Red Corn
Tasting Notes: Cherries jubilee and oak. There is a little bit of grain and allspice. The taste is viscous and syrupy. It's sweet with a good balance of tannic like toasted almonds. There is a lot of depth with brown sugar and orange zest. The finish is long and bounces between black tea and oak.