2bar Spirits // Washington, USA
2 Bar Spirits is a distillery located in Seattle, Washington. The grains used at the distillery are all sourced from the Pacific Northwest. In the case of their bourbon, they use 95% Washington grain and 5% Oregon grain but do not disclose their mash-bill. The whiskey is aged in 15-gallon barrels with a #3 Char level. The bourbons are released in batches, though the bottle reviewed had no such number indicating the batch number.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The aroma of the bourbon seems to lean into the insecticide territory. There are some hay and caramel notes tucked in there, but the medicinal notes take over and are off-putting. Over time, that blows off, but the palate isn't an improvement. The raw grain flavors highlight the young age of the whiskey with too little of a body to sustain you. Cinnamon hots, fresh herbs, and char notes are what you are left with on the finish."