Slaughter House American Whiskey
The Splinter Group // (Bottled in California), USA
David Phinney is the winemaker of California's Orin Swift Cellars and the procurer of whiskey released by his spirits company, The Splinter Group. This American whiskey is made from a mash bill of 85% corn, 8% wheat, 6% rye, and 1% malted barley. After aging 9 years in American oak, this whiskey finishes for an undisclosed time in barrels that previously held the winery's proprietary Bordeaux blend, Papillon. Slaughter House American Whiskey was released in 2015 and is a follow-up to the company's first product, Straight Edge Bourbon.
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 TypeAmerican oak and ex-red wine barrels
"The first whiff of Slaughter House Whiskey suggests that there's something unusual to it -- in this case, a cask finish in the winery's Bordeaux blend barrels. Wine cask-finished whiskeys are a gamble, but this is one that pays off. The soft, roasty notes of the grain are very nicely complemented by bright fruit and sweet oak to create a highly enjoyable sipping whiskey."
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