Big Bottom Barlow Trail Port Cask Finish
Blended American Whiskey
Big Bottom // (bottled in) Oregon, USA
Big Bottom's Barlow Trail, Port Cask Finish marque is a proprietary blend of three sourced American whiskeys finished in Port wine casks. Bottled at 91 proof in honor of distiller Ted Pappas' fellow classmates from the class of 1991 at the Citadel, Barlow Trail is a no age statement whiskey but is finished in 10 year tawny port casks for approximately six months.
Blended American WhiskeyStraight whiskey(s) must comprise at least 20% of the blend with the remainder comprised of whisky of any type or a grain neutral spirit or a combination of the two.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; finished in ex-port casks
"After the initial alcohol heat has time to dissipate, the whiskey has a lively nose with Madagascar vanilla, flan, oak, fresh orange peel and raspberry. On the palate, an initial rush of vanilla fudge and caramel sauce gives way to baked raspberry crisp, with hints of toasted almonds, white peppercorns, cinnamon sugar, raisins, baking spices and oat cakes. The finish starts with warm alcohol and cinnamon, then into black pepper, but quickly dissolves leaving oak, tawny port, dried plum, and toasted cereal grains on the palate. "