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Middle West

Middle West
6 Year Old Sherry Finished Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 48.8%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$99

Middle West
6 Year Old Sherry Finished Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 48.8%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon, candied ginger and vanilla cream, nutmeg, clove, and cracked black pepper, and leather with a satiny, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, distinctive, long finish revealing elements of black pepper on a fresh hush puppy, pecan pie with extra cinnamon and red plum syrup, walnut paste, and dates and sandalwood. A barrel-forward Bourbon that holds its age well and expressed cocoa, caramel, and dried fruits.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon, candied ginger and vanilla cream, nutmeg, clove, and cracked black pepper, and leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of black pepper on a fresh hush puppy, pecan pie with extra cinnamon and red plum syrup, walnut paste, and dates and sandalwood
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A barrel-forward Bourbon that holds its age well and expressed cocoa, caramel, and dried fruits.

The Producer

Middle West Spirits LLC

The Producer
1230 Courtland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
USA
1 614-299-2460

Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Bourbon Whisky must contain a minimum of 51% corn, be produced in the United States, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof) and be aged in new charred oak barrels; 'straight' bourbon must be aged for a minimum of two years, although in practice virtually all straight whiskies are aged at least four years. Any bourbon, or any other domestic or imported whiskey, for that matter, that has been aged less than four years must contain an age statement on the label. Small Batch Bourbons are bourbons that bottled from a small group of specially selected barrels that are blended together. It should be noted though that each distiller has their own interpretation of what constitutes a "small batch." Single Barrel Bourbon is bourbon from one specifically chosen cask.

A Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey will undergo additional maturation in one or more barrels, the previous contents of which contribute to the aromas and flavors of the final product. Examples include but are not limited to used Rum, Cognac, Port, Sherry, Madeira, Stout, and maple barrels.