Bull Run Pinot Noir Finished American Whiskey - Seelbach's
This was selected and bottled for "Bourbonr and Seelbach's"
Finish: 26-months Trisaetum Winery Pinot Noir barrel
Mash Bill: 96/4 Corn/Malted Barley
It was an obvious choice for Bull Run to work with an Oregon Pinot Noir since that is Oregon's premiere red varietal. Bull Run begins with a 10-year American Whiskey. This whiskey is then aged for 26-months in a secondary Pinot Noir barrel from Trisaetum Winery.
Secondary finishes are slightly more common these days. However, secondary aged barrels are harder to find. Most finished whiskey only sits in the barrel for 3-6 months. That allows for little interaction with the wood. With a 26-month aging process, the whiskey is allowed to penetrate the wood and pull out some more nuanced flavor. The longer aging also allows the sweetness to mellow.
Nose: Honey, Maple, dark fruit (plum), burnt sugar, burnt orange, chocolate
Pallet: Heavy spice, orange peel, salt, smoky & sweet
Finish: long with a spicy kick