St. Augustine Port Finished Bourbon
St. Augustine // Florida, USA
St. Augustine, a Florida distillery, released this Port Finished Bourbon in the winter of 2016. After aging in standard new, charred American oak barrels, it was finished in port wine barrels from San Sebastian Winery before being bottled at 51% ABV.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred american oak and ex-port wine
"Cedar and oak lead on the nose, with cornmeal, figs, and syrupy candied fruits. The palate reveals the bourbon's youth, with spicy, tannic wood coming to the forefront, along with spearmint and vanilla. The finish shows somewhat bitter, once again with the drying oak, but also offers a robust resinous quality—think sappy pine trees—as well as citrus peel, lingonberries, and red fruits. Though wood-dominant, it's well-made and flavorful."