How many double oaked bourbons can you list?
This week Jim grabbed a bottle of the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, Peerless Double Oak from his local liquor store.
Double barreled (or finished) American whiskey is aged in another barrel (used or new) after it first ages in the traditional charred American white oak. Around 60 percent of a whiskey’s flavor comes from the barrel, so these bottles take on unique character, and can push the limits of what you’re used to
We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review. Be sure to catch the podcast episode on your favorite platform to hear more. Cheers!
Tasting Notes: Peerless Double Oak Bourbon
Vital Stats: This sweet mash bourbon has a non-disclosed mash bill and is non chill filtered. Its a 4 years old bourbon whiskey that has then been finished in a second barrel and comes in at 107.1 proof. The price on this differs from $70 to $134 depending on where you shop.
Appearance: Standard Peerless bottle with dark cherry red bourbon inside.
Nose: Chocolate with a spicy bite. Rich with orange peel and lots of oak with just a little sweetness of a peach tart.
Palate: Lots of rich oak with sweet chocolate. Camp fire smoke of a burnt marshmallow with Nutella spread. Brown sugar with a tab bit of bitterness that is drying. It is beautifully balanced with hints of orange citrus.
Finish: Medium with no Kentucky hug.
Overall: We were split on this one at first with Jim loving it and Mike saying he would pass but after drinking an entire glass it opened up. It’s certainly worth a try even at a bar.