Watershed Bourbon

Bourbon

Watershed // Ohio, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    3.35
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 131 )

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.

  • age
  • abv
    47.0
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"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. "

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Sweet & Vanilla