One Eight Distilling Untitled Whiskey No. 7
One Eight Distilling // (bottled in) Washington, D.C., USA
The Untitled series from One Eight Distilling was created to play around with different whiskeys and cask finishes. They are released periodically and sold through the distillery or select bars and retailers. No. 7 is their first cask-strength release. It is a blend of three different bourbons --- a 9 year-old high-rye bourbon sourced from MGP, a 6 year-old wheated bourbon, and a 4 year-old Tennessee whiskey-- all finished in port and cognac casks. It's bottled at a hefty 57.7% ABV.
Other WhiskeyA spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; finished in ex-Port and ex-Cognac
"The cognac and port finishes create an elaborate disguise that nearly swallows the whiskeys beneath. The nose is a shallow chalice of mead with a shot glass of nutty fino sherry resting inside. The palate starts out juicy but shortly moves to a hot and dry finish. The primary notes are lychees, Manzanilla sherry, and vanilla. There is a flash of creamy hazelnut before the high proof reveals itself on the finish. Adding water embellishes the mead aroma and makes for a sweeter mid-palate."