Metze's Select Bourbon 2015 Medley
Metze's // Indiana, USA
Metze's Select is the second direct release from MGP, and the first which will actually hit retail shelves. Billed as a "limited edition Indiana straight bourbon whiskey", Metze's Select (2015 Medley) is bottled at 93 proof. It's a blend of three MGP bourbons -- 59% from a 2008 bourbon with 21% rye content; 38% from a 2006 bourbon also with a 21% rye content; and 3% from a 2006 bourbon with a high 36% rye content. Expect to find it in stores by September 2015, with a 6,000 bottle release.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Sweet notes dominate the nose, with caramel, vanilla and butterscotch backed by rye spice paired with a distinctive cream soda aroma. On the palate, the rye comes to the forefront, along with brown sugar and oak. A pleasant and lingering warm finish leaves final notes of black pepper, rye spice, oak and a touch of caramel. A very smooth and well-rounded dram, and a good reminder why all those "craft" brands are sourcing MGP whiskey to begin with for their own labels. "