Driftless Glen Distillery Single Barrel Bourbon - T8ke/Seelbach's #1416
Age: 4-Years 3-months
Mash Bill: 60/20/10/10 Corn/Rye/Distiller's Malt/Caramel Malt
Barrel Size: 30-Gallon
Barrel #: 1416
Proof: 116 proof
Bottle Count: 102 bottles
Nose: Bright, fruity and creamy. Lots of vanilla bean, toasted almond, orange peel and brown sugar.
Taste: A bit hot, ethanol calming with time. Lots of toffee, rich cinnamon and clove, orange peel and toasted almonds. Vanilla bean, nice oak structure, good body with some tobacco.
Finish: Long, warm but not too hot, lots of tobacco, baking bread, toffee and toasted almond.
This barrel, #1416, competed against 6 other bourbon whiskeys and won blind. It is bottled at cask strength, with no filtering or dilution. This single barrel yielded 108 bottles. Displaying no young, malty notes, this barrel was a huge favorite, though several others came close.
Overall, I was very impressed with Driftless Glen's procedure, aging and end products. I think they are doing craft whiskey the right way. If you'd like to read more about my day with them picking barrels - please check out my writeup here.