Seelbach's Private Reserve Amburana Finished Bourbon Batch 004
Age: 9 Years & 5-months
Finishing Barrel: Amburana Barrels
Mash Bill: 99/1 Corn/Malted Barley
Proof: 110 Proof; Barrel Strength
Bottle Count: 432 bottles
Tasting Notes: Dried cherries, stewed apples and a touch of maple. Cloves and cinnamon round out the nose. The palate is mulled apple cider and buttery croissant. It mixes in a nice touch of spice, aged oak and dried orange peel. The finish is long. It hits with a little more oak peel, dark tobacco and oak.
Short Story: Seelbach's adage is "we create blends that no one asked for or knew they wanted." We pride ourselves on being the first to discover new finishing combinations. After tasting multiple iterations of Amburana finishes, we knew this was one we had to try. Adding the Seelbach's spin, we started with a blend of 9-year and 5-month-old bourbon. This is one of the oldest bourbons ever finished in an Amburana barrel. The result of using this exotic Brazilian wood adds notes of holiday spice and maduro cigar tobacco.
Long Story: On paper, this is the simplest Seelbach's Private Reserve to date. When we got into the actual blend it became much more complicated. I first tasted an Amburana finish about two years ago. When selecting private barrels the distillery teased a new project. They let us sample their Amburana finished bourbon. It was so different I couldn't get it out of my head! Since then, we've selected 6+ Amburana barrels at Seelbach's. That's when I decided I wanted to give our own blend a shot.