Grass Widow Bourbon

Bourbon

Two James Spirits // (bottled in) Michigan, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    83
  • Avg. Rating

    3.9
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 57 )

Grass Widow Bourbon comes from Two James Spirits, the first distillery to open in Detroit, Michigan since prohibition. With the help of distiller David Pickerell, Grass Widow, named for a regional pre-Prohibition whiskey brand, is a sourced high-rye bourbon mash bill (36% rye, 60% corn, 4% barley) blend that was aged in new oak, then given a finish in ex-Madeira casks.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.5
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak, ex-Madeira

Tasting Notes

"Madeira is an interesting choice and it does lend a boost of rich, roasted nuts (cashew, Marcona almond, Brazil nut), figs and dates to the mix. Intense spiciness, both hot and sweet, comes in as though shot from a flamethrower, drying up that richness and any fruity notes. The flavors are pleasant, but could use some settling down. "

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Rich