Straight Edge Bourbon
The Splinter Group // Tennessee and Kentucky (Finished and Bottled in California), USA
Splinter Group is a Non-Distilling Producer founded by Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Cellars in Napa Valley, California. This bourbon is a blend of five-, seven-, and eight-year-old whiskeys from Kentucky and Tennessee, finished in French oak barrels for four to five months. The mash bill is about 70% corn, with the remainder comprised of rye and wheat. The French oak barrels come from the Orin Swift Winery and were previously used to age their Mercury Head 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak and ex-wine French oak
"Despite the barber's razor on the label, there are no sharp edges on this bourbon. With oak and vanilla on the nose, it's remarkably soft on the palate; moderately sweet, but backed by enough proof to provide a long, honeyed finish. Straight Edge is a delicious bourbon, on the softer side and without excessive oak, and highly enjoyable sipped neat."