ASW Distillery Fiddler Georgia Heartwood Bourbon - Selected By Seelbach's
Spiked: 25 staves of Georgia Oak heartwood
Proof: 118.4 proof
Mash Bill: 51/45/4 Corn/Wheat/Malted Barley
Tasting Notes: The nose is a bouquet of baking spice. There is a lot of clove and star anise. A nice balance of dried cherries and jasmine begins to appear after a few minutes. This note sounds a little crazy but I pick up a glazed ham note. That taste is fantastic. I pickup the cinnamon and baking spice from the nose. The palate bounces between brown sugar, toasted orange peel, and a little oak. The finish is long. It turns from sweet to dry quickly. It lasts a long time as I'm still tasting lapsang souchong tea for minutes after taking a sip.
Notes of caramel, maple, toffee, clove.
• Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2018