Daviess County French Oak Cask Bourbon
Daviess County Distilling Company, with heritage dating back to 1874, was once a prominent distillery in Daviess County, which boasts a long history of distilled spirits and iconic distilleries that helped Kentucky earn its reputation as the home of great bourbons. Though it managed to survive Prohibition intact, it never quite made it to the modern whiskey boom, being shuttered in 1992, laying dormant until recently, after being revived as a new brand by Lux Row Distillers.
A combination of two bourbon mashbills - a wheated and a ryed - and uniquely finished for six months in French oak barrels for an unforgettable layer of complexity. French oak always adds fantastic structure and spice while being a bit more subtle on the sweetness and vanilla that American oak tends to favor. Honey and salted toffee on the nose. Intensely flavorful but still easygoing, with hints of chocolate and oak, turning a bit spicier and more tannic on the lengthy finish. Bottled at 96 proof. From the folks behind the Blood Oath series.