Sagamore Spirit Vintner's Finish
Sagamore Spirit // (bottled in) Maryland, USA
Sagamore Reserve Vintner's Finish is a blend of straight rye whiskeys. The rye is finished in either red wine or port wine casks, before then being blended together. The release is proofed down with the distillery's typical limestone-rich spring water from its namesake Sagamore Farm, and bottled at 98.4 proof. Limited to the Maryland and D.C. markets.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak, finished in red wine or port wine casks
"Sour cherries and green apple lead on the nose, along with vanilla, caramel, and oak. The palate showcases red wine with mulling spices, dark chocolate-covered cherries, butterscotch, and astringent oak. A spicy, moderately lengthy finish offers cinnamon, cloves, dry oak and cedar box, as well as pine needles and black pepper, with a background of semisweet baker's chocolate."