Shenk's Sour Mash Whiskey 2020 Batch #20F1428 (Kentucky) 750ML
Distillery Notes: 2020 Release Shenk's is a Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey made with a substantial amount of rye. Following up the success of the 2019 Shenk's release, where some Chinquapin (Quercus muehlenbergii) barrels were utilized during maturation, the 2020 release utilizes a greater percentage of whiskey aged in Chinquapin Oak in each batch. The wood has been naturally air dried and seasoned for at least 3 years. The longer seasoning combined with our specified toast and char allows the oak aromas and characters specific to Chinquapin oak to fully express themselves.
APPEARANCE: Dark amber
NOSE: Notes of burnt orange peel set agains rich creme brulee
PALATE: Luxurious mouth feel with warm baking spices and hints of cardamom up front. Followed by honeyed oak with a touch of cherry.
FINISH: Substantial and long lasting with some spice.