Frank August Case Study: 01 Mizunara Oak Bourbon
For the foundational release of their ‘Case Study’ series of barrel finishes, Frank August hand selected 5 barrels to be further aged in Japanese Mizunara Oak. Due to the porous nature of Mizunara, each of the 5 barrels were tested every 30 days to monitor the development of the flavor profile that was being impacted by this rare and beautiful wood. After an undisclosed time, the flavor profile evolved into a beautiful bend of butterscotch and baking spices. At which time, the bourbon whiskey was dumped and batched to preserve the wonderful notes that were created. The final step was to find the perfect proof that highlighted all the remarkable notes that the Mizunara had imparted on the bourbon whiskey, which ended up being 62.2 ABV%.