Three Bourbonr Pro Releases
We're back with three special releases for Bourbonr Pro members. This time we have a 12-year MGP barrel pick from Traverse City Whiskey Co. A Jack Roses single barrel of Jimmy Red Bourbon from High Wire Distilling. Finally, the much anticipated New Riff Distillery Winter Whiskey. Since these were all allocated were limiting them to one bottle per customer. Of course, you can buy one of each. Just not multiples of the same bottle. Please see below for more info on each release.
New Riff Distilling Winter Whiskey
Proof: 100 proof
Mash Bill: 65/20/7/5/3 Corn/Malted oats/Pale ale malt/Steel cut raw oats/Chocolate malt.
When a beer drinker craves a beer in the coldest days of a gray winter, they often reach for a hearty chocolate stout. With its new Winter Whiskey, New Riff Distilling is hoping a few bourbon drinkers will have a distilled option.A Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, Winter Whiskey was distilled with malted oat and chocolate malt to resemble a chocolate oatmeal stout, according to a news release.
There’s a connection: New Riff head distiller Brian Sprance previously worked for the Boston Brewing Company as a brewer at the Sam Adams Brewery in Cincinnati, and his goal was to marry brewing tradition with distilling tradition.
High Wire Distilling Jimmy Red Bourbon - Jack Rose
Tasting Notes: Cherries jubilee and oak. There is a little bit of grain and allspice. The front palate is very similar to our Seelbach's selection. However, it progresses to black cherry and brown sugar syrup. The allspice comes back for a kick on the finish. There's toasted coconut and fruitcake sweetness to balance it out.
This barrel was selected by the famous whiskey bar Jack Rose. They have some of the best palates in the industry on their team. They didn't disappoint with this one!
Traverse City Whiskey Co. 12-Year Private Barrel Bourbon
Proof: 119.12 Proof (Cask Strength)
Mash Bill: 75/21/4 Corn/Rye/Barley
Distilled by: MGP Ingredients
Aged: 5-years in Indiana: 7-years in Michigan
Tasting Notes: Baking spice and black pepper. There are mint and green tea leave notes. This bourbon is busting with herbal notes (herb-acious?). When revisiting the glass after a few minutes there are notes of vanilla custard and orange marmalade. The finish is peach tea.