"Barley, yeast, water, oak, and the pursuit of happiness. These make up the foundation of what we here at Boulder Spirits stand on. We’re a small Colorado whiskey company with big dreams, bigger goals, and the biggest pot still in the state. We’re here to make our best versions of American Single Malt Whiskeys, Bourbons, and Gins that our team can." - Boulder Spirits
Appearance: Poured neat in my Glencairn glass, this Bourbon presents as a red-tinted amber. A medium-thick rim was created, and that released husky, slow legs that fell back into the pool.
Nose: There's no goofing around here. This was finished in sherry casks and sniffing this is like I shoved my head in the barrel. Honey, plum, apricot, and raisin had me rolling my eyes back in my head. Aromas of ginger and caramel snuck in behind. When I took the air into my mouth, cinnamon raisin bread was all I could think of.
Palate: Full-bodied with a rich, silky mouthfeel, the Bourbon offered honey, milk chocolate, and char on the front of my palate. The middle tasted of prune, raisin, and dried cherry. The back was more raisin and prune, which was joined by ginger and tobacco leaf.
Finish: Here's why I think the cask was Olorosso sherry: it was dry. Very dry. Prune, ginger, tobacco leaf, and charred oak rounded things out, and the finish was long and lingering, leaving a dry but fruity sweetness behind.
Bottle, Bar, or Bust: Remember how I started off saying Boulder Spirits makes unique whiskeys? The Bourbon Sherry Cask continued that tradition. At times, I felt as if I was eating fruitcake. Not the garbage that gets passed around year after year as a joke at Christmastime, but the good, gooey stuff that folks fight over. If you like sherry-bomb Scotches, you absolutely need to try this Bourbon. If you don't know what a sherry-bomb is, you need to try this Bourbon. The $55.00 investment will bring absolutely no buyer's remorse, and this takes a Bottle rating like a boss. Cheers!
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- Bottle = Buy It
- Bar = Try It
- Bust = Leave It
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