291 Colorado Whiskey is releasing 291 Colorado Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Batch #3). Matured in deep-charred, new American white oak barrels, this limited-edition, barrel select release is batched from whiskey harvested at five, four, and two years.
Head distiller, Eric Jett notes, “Batch #3 of our 291 Colorado Straight Bourbon Whiskey strikes the perfect balance between spicy and sweet.” The aroma is full of cinnamon graham crackers (heavy on the cinnamon), cloves, and white pepper. But this spice is equally met with dried cherries and cacao powder, along with a touch of earthy rooibos tea and fresh pine sap. It’s an aroma that continues to surprise and entice as more time is spent with it.
The palate shares many of the same qualities as the nose, but with fire-roasted oranges joining the mix. The cacao powder from the nose transforms into a subtle chocolate syrup on the palate. Cinnamon, oak, and citrus linger for what feels like forever on the finish, and the 133.4 proof leaves a very pleasant warmth. This is a big, bold, and spicy bourbon. “With fewer than five hundred bottles, this limited edition release is a one-of-a-kind Father’s Day gift for the rugged, refined, and perhaps a bit rebellious, dad,” said Michael Myers, CEO and founding distiller of 291.
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