Blaum Bros. Galena Reserve (Series 0)
Blaum Bros. // Indiana (further aged & bottled in Illinois), USA
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.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask TypeNew, charred American oak; finished in Madeira
"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."