Sonoma County Distilling Co. West of Kentucky Bourbon No. 2


Sonoma County Distilling // California, USA

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 19 )

Sonoma County Distilling was founded in northern California by San Francisco native Adam Spiegel in 2010. West of Kentucky No. 2 is the distillery's second in a series of annual releases. Like the first, it's made from a mash bill of yellow corn, unmalted rye and cherrywood-smoked barley. It's double-distilled in alembic stills by direct flame, which requires quite the watchful eye. The bourbon is aged in small, new charred oak barrels for over a year before being transferred to used whiskey barrels for further mellowing.

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  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak, finished in used American whiskey barrels

Tasting Notes

"Berry jam, maple syrup, and grape nuts are the first things to enter the palate, as a light barbecue smoke wafts from the glass. Cinnamon, allspice, clove and sandalwood bring up a hefty spice component, and follow the burn into the finish. Tastes fairly clean for a young whiskey, a bit more time would make it even better. "

Score 86

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