Black Button Little Barrel Bourbon
Black Button Distilling // New York, USA
Little Barrel Bourbon is the first bourbon made and sold in Monroe County, NY since prohibition. According to the distillery, this bourbon achieved rapid maturation due to aging in small, five gallon oak barrels. The whiskey, comprised of corn, wheat, rye, and malted barley, spends only four months in the barrel and is a one-time, limited release of 1,400 375 ml bottles.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Type5 gallon, new charred oak
"There's a blast of young, sweet corn on the nose. If not for the hint of caramel and barrel spice, it would seem to be an unaged distillate. On the palate, there's plenty more corn along with some disjointed, nondescript spices and a not-unpleasant sweetness. The finish is more corn, some alcohol burn, and a raw young whiskey flavor. This is a case where having a little more patience would make all the difference. "