The Steward's Solera Bourbon
Steward's Whiskies // Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana, USA
Solera aging, a Spanish sherry technique, is the concept of aging one product in older casks and topping it off with more product aged for slightly less time, and continuing this process so that casks of the youngest maturity are eventually aged together with older ones before bottling. The casks are piled in a pyramid and each level is called a "cradera,' the oldest on the bottom. In this case, the bourbon is not only comprised of 3 different mashbills sourced from Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana and aged in different years (2001, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007) but also 3 different mashbills made at Colorado's Woody Creek Distillers using locally sourced grain. So 8 different whiskeys of different ages are eventually aged together before bottling. Confused yet? Oh, just drink it!
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew charred oak
"Though no actual sherry came anywhere near this liquid, it does have that "sherried" taste of cashew nuts and rich toffee! The tartness of ripe apricots and plums mixes with rye bread and warm spice, ending in a hot, cola-like sweet finish. Definitely makes for a good choice for oddball tasting flights and gifts for someone who is looking for something different to try."