Backbone Bourbon Uncut
Backbone Bourbon // Indiana (bottled in Kentucky), USA
The name is a tribute to the backbone of America: The Midwest. Each bottle has slight variations to each mash but follows a rough mashbill of 70% corn, 25% rye and finished with malted barley, Backbone is distilled in Lawrenceburg, IN then aged for just under 4 years and bottled "uncut" in Bardstown, KY.. The review is from batch 9 at 116.4 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Fairly dark and rich bronze in color, it smells like dried hay and golden wheat. Fairly full-flavored for the height of proof, with notes of vanilla and grated nutmeg. The body is very pastry-like, similar to the bottom layer of dough that doesn't quite crisp up on the bottom of an apple pie. The alcohol burn stays throughout the finish, muddling some delicate nuances which open up a bit with a few drops of water. Curious to see what a few more years of aging will do to this whiskey. "