How long is to long for bourbon to stay in the barrel?

On this weeks podcast episode we sip on Calumet Bourbon,Calumet Farm 16yr, and discuss the age of this Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey .

This bottle is named for the legendary American thoroughbred race horse Citation, who is the eighth winner of the American Triple Crown. He won 16 consecutive stakes races and was the first horse in history to win 1 million dollars.

Calumet Farm is a 762-acre Thoroughbred breeding and training farm established in 1924 in Lexington, Kentucky.

We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review.  Be sure to listen in to the podcast episode, on your favorite platform, for more information.  Cheers!

Tasting Notes: Calumet Farm 16yr bourbon whiskey

Vital Stats: This Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey has been aged 16 years and is a batch of 19 barrels. It has a mash bill of 74% Corn, 18% Rye, 8% Malted Barley. It is 106 proof and has an MSRP of $150.

Appearance:  Wine bottle with golden amber bourbon whiskey inside.

Nose: A dusty scent with some honey cinnamon butter. It’s not aggressive. Dr Pepper spice with peanuts. Lots of oak and leather.

Palate: Black liquorish with oak. An absence of sweetness, with baker’s chocolate or coco powder. Surprisingly there isn’t a lot of spice. It does open up after a while and gives us some Christmas fruit cake.

Finish: Medium with a slight Kentucky hug.

Overall: This might have stayed in the barrel to long. For those that enjoy an older bourbon that has those oak notes this would be a buy. We wouldn’t buy it again but will certainly enjoy this bottle. Cheers