Watershed // Ohio, USA
Columbus, Ohio's Watershed Distillery produces its Watershed Bourbon with a unique four-grain mash bill. Here, corn counts for 60%, rye and wheat count towards a combined 35%, and unusually, spelt chips in for the final 5%. The spelt is a nod to Ohio's local agriculture, with the state growing by far the most spelt of any in the nation. Watershed utilizes a 60 gallon, approximately 225 liter Kothe still for their distillation, and currently ages its bourbon in a combination of 10-, 30- and full 53-gallon barrels.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The nose offers vanilla and cocoa powder, with lighter notes of oak, and rye spice. There's a distinctive wheat-y-grainy aroma which must be attributed to the spelt. On the palate, find a sweet dominant profile and a silky mouthfeel, with rich vanilla, brown sugar, and custard, and just faint hints of black pepper. The finish starts short but then builds into a longer, more warming and lingering finish, with final notes of charred, caramel sweetness. For those who like their bourbon sweet, Watershed will certainly be a good fit. "