Found North Whiskey Batch 005
Distillery: Distilled in Canada & bottled by Found North in Dover, NH
Mash Bill: 73/27 Corn/Wheat
Batch Number: 005
Proof: 116.2 Proof
Bottle Count: 2,071
Tasting Notes: The nose on Batch 005 is like stepping in from the cold into a warm French bakery, presenting the sweet, nutty aroma of freshly caramelized dark golden brown sugar. There is the lovely creamy tang of Irish butter, mingled with peppermint and sliced pear drizzled with honey. The palate is lively, dancing from buttercream to rock candy to graham cracker. The finish is long and lingering, presenting a gentle blend of crispy nutmeg and earth tones of tobacco, mint and a pine needle forest bed.
About: Batch 005 is formed around an 8 year old wheat component aged exclusively in new American oak, one of the most marvelous whiskies we have ever worked with. Its vibrance and texture were astounding, resonating with a particular sweet butter note reminiscent of cookie dough. It had the sugary, oily mouthfeel of shortbread fresh out of the oven, caked with distinct minty, tobacco spice.
We paired it with a 21 year old corn component aged in ex-bourbon and then transferred into new American oak for 8 plus years. The corn did not just compliment the wheat. It empowered it. The old corn provided a deep viscous foundation which enlivened the mouthfeel further, like putting cinnamon and sugar on buttered toast. At 73% 21 year old corn and 27% 8 year old wheat, Batch 005 is our version of a full-bodied, elegant Canadian wheater.
Awards: Best Canadian Whisky (John Barleycorn Awards 2022), Double Gold (John Barleycorn Awards 2022), Gold (San Fransisco World Spirits Competition)