The first experimental release of 2021, this Baijiu-style spirit, although distilled like a whiskey, is produced using the traditional Baijiu ingredients of sorghum and peas. After aging the distillate for 11 years in three separate casks–uncharred, charred, and toasted white oak–the spirits were married together and bottled at 90 proof. The nose is rich and savory with notes of chocolate, dark cherries and stone fruit. The sorghum and peas provide a palate of confectioners sugar, followed by a sweet toffee finish.
Since 1946 this bourbon has been held in high regard. 80 proof and distilled from corn, rye and barley malt, it’s smooth and simple, yet robust in its own way. There is much to love about this bourbon that has withstood the test of time.