10th Mountain Bourbon
10th Mountain // Vail, Colorado, USA
Named after the 10th Mountain Division -- soldiers trained in the mountains of the western United States to prepare them for the climates of the Alps during WWII -- 10th Mountain Bourbon is the result of a Kickstarter campaign to bring a distillery to the ski town of Vail, Colorado. Their bourbon is aged 6 months and made from Colorado grains.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"On the nose, the whiskey is obviously young and raw. There's a lot of wood, grain, and alcohol, but also some cherry, peaches and cream, and even a faint metallic taste of copper. In the mouth, it's mellower than the nose would lead one to believe; it”s very fruity and floral, with additional flavors of wood, sawdust, and dried apricot. There's a bit of chocolate and mint in the very short finish. "