Blue Note Juke Joint Uncut Bourbon Whiskey Barrel #17952 "Caramel Apple" 125.0 Proof - Selected by Seelbach's
Product Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Mash Bill: 70% corn, 21% rye, and 9% malted barley
Proof & Filtration: Variable Proof, unfiltered
Barrel No: #17952
Proof: 125.0 Proof
Crafted in Memphis
Tasting Notes: The nose is fruit-forward, evoking chocolate covered cherries & sweet roasted honey. A big punch of caramel apple comes at the front. The palate is wonderfully smoky throughout with notes of black pepper and wood spice. The finish is long, inviting you to take another sip.
Bottle Count: 198 bottles
Story: In June of 2019, the rickhouse that stored much of Blue Note’s inventory collapsed in a terrible summer storm, spilling thousands of barrels and millions of dollars into the muck and mud. Most of the barrels were destroyed by the incredible force of nearly 10 million pounds crumbling six stories to the ground.
We thought all was lost, but a special few somehow survived the disaster. Surviving the collapse, however, turned out to be only the beginning of the barrels’ journey.
For the next four months, the barrels were left exposed to the elements before the wreckage could be properly assessed and cleaned up. In these ensuing months, the sweltering summer heat bore down upon the barrels day after day, darkening the outside and forcing the bourbon inside incredibly deep into the oak. Several thunderstorms passed through as well, pummeling the barrels for days, causing their bands to later rust and break. As summer faded into fall, the nights grew colder, forcing the whiskey back out of the now worn oak. After the wreckage was cleaned up and every barrel was assessed, the company found that indeed some had survived.
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