Big Spring Spirits American Blended Whiskey
Blended American Whiskey
Big Spring Spirits // Pennsylvania, USA
Big Spring Spirits American Blended Whiskey is made in Pennsylvania at a LEED certified distillery. Although it is comprised of 65.25%, corn, 34% wheat, and 0.75% rye (a precise recipe shared to us by the Master Distiller), its is not technically a bourbon as the grains are fermented, distilled and aged separately before blending into the final product. Each distillate was aged in 53-gallon barrels of American oak. Released in November 2016, it is bottled at 53.85% ABV. Batch 2016-97 was used for tasting.
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.
"Rye makes up only about 1% of but this blended whiskey, but it's taste seems to play a bigger role. It's a very spicy whiskey, and the oak, too, contributes more notes of fresh-cut wood than of the sweet vanilla typical of a bourbon. Coming in at over 100 proof, it's definitely an assertive dram; this is one to serve over ice or tamed in a cocktail, where its boldness can play with complementary ingredients."
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