Grass Widow Bourbon

Bourbon

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

community rating

3.79
3 out of 5 stars
( 94 )

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.

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
  • Cost
  • abv
    45.5
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • 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. "

Score 83
Flavor Profile

Sweet & Rich

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