The bourbon sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost, courtesy of the respective company.
This unique bourbon is finished in Spanish Solera Sherry Casks. It is a 6-year-old bourbon in total that uses dark pumpernickel rye to create its own flavor profile.
The bottle comes in a beautiful cylinder package along with facts about the distillery and the bourbon.
Located in Ohio, mostly known for rows and rows of corn, wheat, and other agricultural treasures, the brand promotes locally-grown ingredients to enhance its offerings.
At 97.25 proof, this bourbon falls right between most whiskey drinkers’ sweet spots and mine. Darker in color than most, which reflects the pumpernickel rye in its ingredients.
The first pour produces hints of marzipan, cinnamon toast and brown sugar. The aroma fills the nose, which trickles into the back of the mouth. With so many second-finished bourbons, the finish overpowers the bourbon, but the sherry finish complements the expression and its other flavors. Coffee, plum, and clove poke through at the end, which is long and dry. Little to no bite, but enough heat to please me.
Middle West continues to put out solid whiskeys and this bottle is no different. A little higher price than I would like for a bottle, but this, to me, is not an everyday sipper. This bottle is more for special occasions or when you feel like trying something different.
This whiskey receives 3/5 Barrels.