Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Straight Edge Bourbon Whiskey
Straight Edge is made with a blend of Bourbons ranging in age from five to eight years. The mash bill for this Bourbon is corn forward at 70% with 17% Rye, and 13% malted barley. It is aged in traditional American white oak and then finished in red wine seasoned French oak barrels. The wine is not at all dominant but it is certainly present as flavors of red fruits pop on the mid-palate. It's bottled at 42% abv being proofed with water from an aquifer at the base of Moon Mountain in Sonoma.
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!
Brilliant, deep mahogany color. The nose is wonderfully complex offering generous scents of sweet toasted grains, allspice, nutmeg, caramel, honey, and vanilla bean with hints of red fruits. The palate fully confirms the nose delivering a rich grain and fruit core (the red fruits really pop here) with supporting notes of brown baking spices, toasted oak, and honey. Full-bodied being silky while bold with a long and complex palate that is ideally balanced thanks to a bright dose of acidity. Straight Edge is made with a blend of Bourbons ranging in age from five to eight years. $49.99 –
How to Serve
Sip after dinner with nothing but a glass perhaps with a splash of water or a single cube of ice if you must. Of course this unique Bourbon is great in all of your favorite Bourbon based cocktails.
Price: $ 49.99
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