This is a classic American Style Whiskey with a little more care in adding complexity. It’s mostly corn with some hints of barley and inherently sweet and earthy. It is comprised of 4 different spirits, creating quite a unique blend – 5 year 100% corn whiskey, 4 year Tennessee sour mash along with a light whiskey and some un-aged Bourbon distillate. Light and medium toasted barrels were commissioned from our coopers for the light whiskies as the tannins of the toast, high caramel and brown sugar, played well with the underlying butterscotch/sweet corn notes of the spirit. All the components are rested on Garryana Oak – Garryana is harvested sparingly so the barrels are available in very limited quantities.
Finding the right balance of heat and sweet is a true art form and this 4 year Bourbon hits it. The Burnside 4 year is bold and spicy, barrel-aged straight Bourbon Whiskey bottled at 96 proof-- it's a very smooth drink.
A blend of 100% Straight Bourbon Whiskies aged entirely in limited production Oregon Oak Barrels, this hand-selected collection of straight bourbons from varying geographical locations represent the choicest hallmarks of that bourbon’s identity. Notes of fresh cut hay, tilled earth, wood, corn and spice come alive with the charred barrel adding a nuanced layer of rich Turkish tobacco and bitter chocolate that transforms while not deterring from the spirit’s individuality. Again, added to medium toasted barrel it becomes nutty with a little smoke on the fringe. This straight Bourbon is a crowd pleaser with dense grain, vanilla and dark roast coffee and the 8 year Kentucky Bourbon component is reminiscent of Islay Scotch with smoke and medicinal qualities. When all are pulled from the Oregon Oak and blended it is harmonious, unique and memorable. Bottled at 92 proof to allow the esters to shine. An ice cube is transformative.