Filibuster // USA
Filibuster, based in Washington, DC (hence the name), is known for their cask finishes. In this case, young rye whiskey was first aged in new charred American oak as per regulation (as they know, in this country we have rules, we have laws!), then given a second maturation in French oak casks that once held Chardonnay.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew charred oak/ex-wine
"You know how perfume can sometimes make a bad odor worse? Well, wine casks can't make a young whiskey taste older. Too much contact with that Chardonnay only brings out the sharp edges of that young rye, and makes it smell like a college dorm room. There's too much floral, too much patchouli, with only the slightest hint of cereal and baked bread to remind this is still whiskey. This might be good for wine drinkers who need to stick their toes in the whiskey pond, but experienced aficionados would probably prefer a shot of Overholt with a Bartles and James chaser."