McKenzie Single Barrel Bourbon Selected by PLDC
Mash Bill: 70/20/10 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
Proof: 106.4 proof (barrel proof)
Barrel: 53-gallon, McGinnis Cooperage, Char #4
Bottle Count: 60 bottles
Tasting Notes: Nose: chocolate truffles, raw almonds, dark, sweet cherries
⁃ Palate: Tart cherries, black pepper & cinnamon spice, long cinnamon finish
There is a mouthfeel and viscosity in a low-proof barrel proof that you can't beat. Finger Lakes Distilling enters the barrel at 100 proof. Over seven years of aging, the barrel flavors have condensed and amplified. Nothing is hidden by the burn of alcohol. They're all working together to create a complex and rich whiskey.
If you couldn't tell already, I love what Finger Lakes Distilling is doing. They've been distilling for over 10-years. They've experimented and learned through trial and error. Thankfully they're still slightly under the radar. Because of that, we continue to have some of these fantastic picks!