Spirits Of French Lick Lee Sinclair - Seelbach's Select Pt. 3
Mash Bill: 60/13/17/10 Corn/Wheat/Oats/Caramel malt
Distillation Type: Double pot distilled
Age: 4-Years 1-month
Entry Proof: 105 Proof
Barrel: 53-Gallon Char #2 with a medium char
Bottle Proof: 108.8 Proof
Tasting Notes: Starts off with a whiff of orange peel and cinnamon. It reminds me of an orange-glazed cinnamon roll I ate as a kid. The taste has a great spice note and is only mildly sweet. There dried cocoa, coconut and almond skins. The finish is long with lots of orange zest and oak. A bit of herbal tea comes on late.
These days we're programmed to think "sourced whiskey" when we see "Distilled in Indiana" on a label. That's not the case in French Lick, IN at Spirits of French Lick. The distillery is lead by experienced distiller Alan Bishop. Bishop, a long-time distiller, and owner of a seed company has one moto in his distillation “Respect the grain.” Lee Sinclair Bourbon does an incredible job of highlighting the grain!
To quote Alan Bishop about this bottle:
Just 100% ground, mashed, fermented, double pot distilled, matured, and non-chill-filtered in my distillery.
Lee Sinclair was a prominent businessman from Indiana. Spirit of French Lick set out to honor his legacy through this release.