Three Unique Starlight Picks from Breaking Bourbon|
We've got three delicious and unique Starlight barrels from the guys at Breaking Bourbon, but I feel like anything less than having their own tasting notes in the email would be folly. Combine their palates with Starlight's finishing expertise, and you're bound to have something great waiting for you.
The Cigar Batches need very little introduction, as Starlight has solidified their place in the finished market game with their Amburana barrels. These are both second fill, tempering a bit of the intensity you may otherwise get in a first fill. The Spanish Brandy finished though, this is the sleeper.
"The tale is one old as time, it was a cold windy day in Indiana, the whiskey was flowing, and great chats were being had with Christian Huber. As we tasted through a plethora of barrels, Christian asked if we wanted to try something special. We walked to the back of the rickhouse to four barrels with different colored barrel heads compared to the rest of the bunch, and each had the number “1948” printed prominently. It turns out, these were really unique barrels and the distillery only had four in total but was willing to allow our group to have one of them if we wanted. The barrels were originally created in 1992 and were first filled with Pedro Ximenez PX brandy which aged for 17 years. After the PX brandy, the barrels were filled with 1948 brandy from Spain which aged for 13 years. Finally, the barrels were used to finish Starlight Bourbon. It’s a super unique backstory, and produced a really unique flavor profile filled with bright fruit notes and delivered with a velvety mouthfeel."
You can also grab a 3-pack of all three and save a few bucks or browse some of their other barrel picks while you're at it.
SBC #79 - “Gingerbread Christmas Cookie” Starlight Bourbon Finished in a Brazilian Amburana Barrel
SBC #80 - “Tropical Velvet” Starlight Bourbon Finished in a Spanish Brandy Barrel
SBC #81 - “Stone Fruit Spice Rush” Starlight Rye Finished in a Brazilian Amburana Barrel