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Western Reserve Distillers

Western Reserve Distillers
Oloroso Sherry Cask Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 47%
Gluten-Free Organic
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65

Western Reserve Distillers
Oloroso Sherry Cask Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 47%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of bramble berry pie, madagascar vanilla, and toasted and honeyed sesame with a silky, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long finish that shows notes of honey roasted spiced nuts and marzipan and buttercream. This Bourbon leans in to the spicy and oaky realm but maintains a flavor and aromatic balance with stewed berries and roasted nut qualities.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: bramble berry pie, madagascar vanilla, and toasted and honeyed sesame
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honey roasted spiced nuts and marzipan and buttercream
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: with drops of water, with cigars, neat and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This Bourbon leans in to the spicy and oaky realm but maintains a flavor and aromatic balance with stewed berries and roasted nut qualities.

The Producer

Western Reserve Distillers

The Producer
14221 Madison Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
USA
1 -330-780-9599

Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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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.