Abraham Bowman Sequential Series 4th Use Barrels
Abraham Bowman // Virginia, USA
This bourbon was transferred into used barrels for its final maturation. These finishing barrels first held bourbon, and then held port wine. Those same barrels then aged Abraham Bowman's Port Finished Bourbon. For its fourth use, it aged a 9 year-old bourbon for an additional 3 years and 5 months. However, prior to filling those used barrels, half of the batch was barreled at 125 proof with the other half barreled at 115 proof. The bourbon was brought down to 100 proof prior to final bottling.
age12 YR 5 MO
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; finished in 4th fill barrels
"This release from Abraham Bowman features the intriguing employment of fourth-use barrels to finish the whiskey. The barrels' time holding port seems to impart subtle notes of raisins and dates alongside typical bourbon notes of vanilla, charred oak, and wood tannin. It's a rich, full-bodied bourbon, worthy of sipping slowly."