Sam Houston 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Release No. 2 2019)
Sam Houston // Kentucky, USA
Sam Houston 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon is made from a high-rye mash bill and aged for 12 years in new, charred American white oak barrels with a #4 char level. The barrels were selected by the team at Bardstown Bourbon Co. with just three barrels selected for each batch and each state that it's sold in gets its own batch. For the second release announced in May 2019, availability has expanded to Kentucky, Illinois, New York, Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, DC. These markets join Texas and Tennessee which received the first batch as well. Note: Review is for Tennessee Batch No. 2
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Darker and richer than their first Sam Houston release, batch 2 offers notes of cherrywood, leather, star anise, and vanilla. Although it's sweet up front, a warming finish lingers with a hint of cinnamon. This bourbon is complex with spice notes and depth of flavor, revealing more layers with every sip."