Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Slaughter House American Whiskey
The unique Slaughter House Whiskey is made from a mash bill of 85% corn, 8% wheat, 6% rye, and 1% malted barley then aged in American oak for nine years before being finished in French oak that previously held a red Bordeaux style wine. It is bottled overproof at 44% abv but it doesn't show a hint of alcohol heat being silky as opposed to biting with wonderfully complex flavors. The French wine barrels, that previously held a Napa Valley red Bordeaux varietal wine, has greatly impacted this Whiskey while the corn Whiskey core stands tall.
Years ago in the heart of California wine country was born a vision to age and finish American Whiskey in seasoned wine barrels. Today that vision has become reality as John Wilkinson and renowned winemaker Bob Cabral (formerly of Williams Seylem) skillfully blend Whiskies created by small-batch American distilleries. In our view this group is crafting a new wave of American Whiskies in the same way that Compass Box revolutionized Blended Scotch Whiskies more than a decade ago. It’s all about the art of blending and the use of top grade French oak barrels that have been previously used to mature ultra-premium wines. The results are delicious, unique, and ground breaking. Currently Splinter Group Spirits offers three Whiskies: Bourbon, Rye, and a nine year-old corn-based American Whiskey. Additionally they have created a Sweet Vermouth because it’s happy hour someplace! Stay tuned to BevX as we will be featuring these great spirits in the coming weeks.
Brilliant amber color with hints of ruby. On the first nosing the red fruits rise from the glass followed by scents of sweet, toasted grain, oak, red currant, honey, and brown baking spices. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich and robust corn Whiskey core with loads of red fruits, spice, toffee, and caramel. Full-bodied with a silky and sweet fruit and grain center with waves of spice and caramel. The Slaughter House Whiskey is made from primarily corn (85%) then aged in American oak for nine years before being finished in French oak that previously held a red Bordeaux style wine. $39.99 –
How to Serve
The Slaughter House Whiskey is perfect right out of the bottle as the wine barrel finishing gives it a cocktail-like flavors are complete. It does however make a brilliant Old Fashioned!
Price: $ 39.99
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