We are combining tastings this week to highlight several wonderful Whiskey-enhanced products from wine to cider to beer and even a beer-barrel bourbon. The samples are listed below…and there may just be a few extra whiskey-centric surprises for those who attend… :)
Samples to include:
Finca Las Moros Bourbon BBL Cabernet: Dusty dark ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of freshly conditioned leather, charred blueberry pie crusts, orange drink, and vanilla marshmallow with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length cherry gelato and woodruff syrup finish with firm, chewy tannins and moderate oak.
Thistly Cross Whiskey Cask Cider: Clear golden, smooth, medium-dry Scottish cider. Matured in ex-Glen Moray (previously Glenglassaugh Distillery) whiskey casks this is a dry & subtle cider. Infused with mellow, vanilla oak of the cask. A refreshing, complex drink to be savored.
Chateau Diana Protest Rye BBL Red Blend: This is a Sonoma Valley Red blend wine aged in craft Rye Whisky barrels. The Rye whiskey aromas are uniquely subtle and meld well with the silky, dense-fruit Syrah with hints of cigar box and fresh leaf tobacco. The intense, dusty-black fruit flavors have a warm intermingling of the Rye whiskey flavors. The flavor extends with more delicious chewy, bacon-fat tones, with deep blackberry and black raspberry jam highlights.
New Holland Dragon’s Milk BBBL Stout: One of the OG bourbon barrel-aged beers – there is good reason the brewery started to send these out in 4 packs! Roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.
New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon: Something special here. A bourbon finished in Dragon’s Milk Barrels. Robust with flavors of toffee and caramel from toasted oak, the beer barrels add smooth malt and biscuit notes to the final dram. A great example of product reuse.