It’s fitting for two old veteran sailors to drink a bourbon finished in a rum cask on the 4th of July isn’t it?
For this week’s craft distillery review we sip on Breckenridge Distillery rum cask finish. Yes this is the best of both worlds for a old sailor who have retired to land, like Big Chief and Jim. I t’s America’s native spirit finished in one of the Breakenridge rum cask for several months.
Breckenridge Distillery was founded in 2008 and is most widely known for its blended bourbon whiskey, a high-rye mash American-style whiskey. Their Colorado Rum is made with turbinado sugars and dark molasses, mashed and distilled in house.
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Tasting Notes: Breckenridge Rum Cask Finish
Vital Stats: This is a non-age stated bourbon that is finished in Breckenridge rum cask for an unknown amount of time. We do know that the bourbon is no younger than 4 years with some of it being over 10 years. It has a mash bill of 56% corn, 38% rye, and 6% malted barley with an MSRP of $60. Its 90 proof.
Appearance: The standard ugly Stagg Jr bottle with a honey red finished bourbon inside.
Nose: Nice and sweet that’s not overpowering, dried mango and papaya. Hints of vanilla bean and sea salt maybe from the rum. No spice that we expected from the high rye.
Palate: Tropical fruits topped with butterscotch pudding with that rich sweetness giving it an old school bourbon flavor. It’s like the bourbon has sucked up all the charred sugar cane from the rum. Again all the spice has been mellowed out by the rum.
Finish: Medium to Long and refreshing sweetness that sticks with you without the Colorado high hug we were expecting.
Overall: This shocked both of us with its finish. This is a perfect tropical sipping whiskey and we love it. It might even be great in a tropical cocktail. We have to thank the Big Bad Wolf for sharing this with us. You knew that these two old sailors would enjoy it. If you want something that’s spicy it probably won’t be for you.