Found North "Batch 008" 18 Year Cask Strength Whisky
*Limit 2 bottles per customer per week
We're always impressed when a producer can maintain the quality of their whisky after putting out a great initial release. Somehow, Found North has managed to raise the bar even higher, bottling some of the best whisky around - then following it up with batches that keep on getting better and better. Built around an 18 year old rye finished in Madiera barrels, Batch 008 once again demonstrates the blending skills of Nick and Zach Taylor. To the Madiera finished rye they deftly add 22, 23, and 26 year old corn components finished in new oak, ex-bourbon, and Hungarian oak, and a 19 year Hungarian oak rye before bottling wihtout chill filtration at a barrel proof of 124.4.
Inviting scents of red jam, allspice, and caramel are backed by earthy notes of oak, chocolate, and leather. The sip begins with sweet flavors of French vanilla ice cream, caramel, raspberry preserves, and chocolate fondue before tingly baking spices join on the mid-palate. The finish is long and rich with dark chocolate, espresso, aged oak, and leather balancing the whisky's initial sweetness. With exquisite balance and rich, delicious flavors that work well together, Batch 008 is a must have whisky.