Slaughter House American Whiskey
This four grain whiskey (85% corn, 8% wheat, 6% rye, 1% malted barley) ages for a long 9 years in American oak, before additional aging in French oak barrels that previously held Napa Valley Bordeaux varietal red wine. Originally crafted by Dave Phinney, the famed winemaker of California's Orin Swift Cellars and more. Wine cask-finished whiskeys are a gamble, but this is one that pays off handsomely. The soft, roasty notes of the grain are complemented by bright fruit and sweet oak for a highly enjoyable sipping whiskey. Caramelized sugar, baking spices, dark fruits, butterscotch and vanilla notes. The finish is impressive with honey, toast and loads of caramel.