Taconic Distillery Double Barrel Bourbon Whiskey with Maple Syrup
Taconic Distillery // New York, USA
To make this whiskey, Taconic empties barrels that previously aged bourbon made at their distillery. They then get sent to Catskill Mountain Sugarhouse where the barrels are filled with maple syrup. After a few months of aging, the syrup is bottled. The casks are then refilled with bourbon for another few months.
Flavored WhiskeyWhiskey flavored with natural or artificial flavors and labeled with the (pre)dominant flavor(s). Can be made either with or without the addition of sugar. Bottled at 30% ABV or higher.
Cask Typefinished in ex-bourbon barrels which aged maple syrup
"The nose is exactly as you'd expect and hope from a whiskey that mingles so intimately with maple syrup. The aromas are rich, familiar, and inviting. On the palate, there's a well integrated, almost minty coolness that keeps bold flavors of (of course) syrup, cookie batter, sweet corn, and baking spices well in check. The finish is long and balanced and there's no discernible cloying sweetness you might find in other flavored whiskeys. Perhaps because it's not a flavored whiskey, just one that was generous and shared some of its barrel time with a syrupy colleague."