The bourbon sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost, courtesy of the respective company.
The distillery uses broken barrel staves to create a proprietary Oak Bill aptly named Americana. A blended whiskey finished with apple brandy staves to create its unique American flavor.
Based out of California, the distillery has built up quite the lineup. Batch 001 was released in November of 2022 and is readily available on liquor store shelves everywhere.
A gorgeous bottle design leads to an aroma of green apples and honey, quickly followed by deeply charred oak.
The product itself is a smooth 100-proof whiskey that drinks much higher. The smell of apples does not come through in the initial taste until the end. It is more highly charred than most whiskey I have tasted but is not off-putting. The char does linger a little longer than expected.
The finish is light and approachable, with honeycomb and vanilla notes. The whiskey is in no way harsh, with a lovely ending to a good whiskey. At two years old, I wonder if the spirit aged a little longer if the apple brandy flavoring would emerge.
This whiskey receives 3/5 Barrels.