Sagamore Spirit Cognac Finish
Sagamore Spirit // (bottled in) Maryland, USA
Released July 2018, Sagamore Spirit Cognac Finish is made from a blend of rye whiskeys. The rye whiskey finished its aging in cognac casks. Like all of Sagamore's non-cask strength whiskey, this is proofed down with naturally filtered spring water from a limestone aquifer. Cognac Finish is a distillery-exclusive expression released in a batch of approximately 1,000 bottles, with all proceeds benefiting the Ellicott City Partnership's (ECP) flood relief and rebuilding efforts.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typefinished in ex-cognac barrels
"The rye shows in several different ways on the nose, with mint, licorice, and spice together with apples and honey. The palate is soft and slightly creamy, with vanilla pudding, tannic and spicy oak, wine-soaked fruits, and a herbal side of thyme and oregano. The finish is short, with grapey-fruit jammy notes, bitter dark chocolate, and pistachio shells."