Blaum Bros. Galena Reserve (Series 0)

Bourbon

Blaum Bros. // Indiana (further aged & bottled in Illinois), USA

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community rating

4.5
4 out of 5 stars
( 3 )

Based out of Galena, Illinois; Blaum Bros' Galena Reserve is a limited one-off project. This first bottling of sourced whiskey from Indiana (Series 0 of 3, released August 2015) is finished in Madeira casks and packaged at cask strength. There were only 1,158 bottles produced and they were only available via the distillery.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    57.8
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    New, charred American oak; finished in Madeira

Tasting Notes

"For being such a high-proof the nose on this whiskey is deceptively mild. Delicious pickling spices come through followed by caramel, grain, and vanilla. The flavor brings to mind mouthwatering sea-salt caramels. Again, don't let the ABV frighten you away--the mouthfeel is smooth thanks to the Madeira casks. A bit of water doesn't hurt, though, and calms the salt to reveal a dry smoky char."

Score 86

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