Distillery: Distilled in Canada & bottled by Found North in Dover, NH
Mash Bill: 87/12/1 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
Batch Number: 006
Finish: Aged in New Hungarian, New American, and Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Bottle Count: 3,512
Tasting Notes: The nose pops out of the glass with rich maple syrup, caramelized red apple and worked leather. Batch 006 rolls across the palate like a river of molten lava made of treacle, honey and molasses. The finish lingers like a grizzly bear’s last pancake breakfast before hibernating through an arctic winter, presenting layer after layer of warm butterscotch syrup, sugared strawberries, figs, a hint of nutmeg and dark chocolate truffle power. Underneath the weight of all this whisky a few drops of water reveals cantaloupe, chestnuts, rose water, rich vanilla and the wonderful reminder that winter is not that bad if you have the right whisky.
About: Batch 006 is a thunderous cask strength whisky. At 128.2 proof, Found North presents its weightiest whisky to date. The primary component, making up 65% of this 5-whisky blend, is the same foundational whisky that Batch 002 was built around, only 20 months more mature. What it's gained in age has manifested in a deep resonance. We used two other corn components in this blend, capturing the demerara note from the 26 year old Hungarian oak aged whisky and a butterscotch texture from a lively 17 year old corn aged in ex-bourbon barrels.
The combination of these three corn components laid a thick, almost chewy, foundation for the pair of 18 year and 19-year-old rye whiskies we blended in. One rye was aged in Hungarian oak, lending a white pepper and mesquite spiciness. The other, aged in rechar American oak, provided the counter melody of bright fruit notes, sweet melon, lychee tea and raspberry jam.