Town Branch Distillery tells BourbonBlog.com they are releasing a limited edition Town Branch Kentucky Single Malt Whiskey Cask Strength 11-year-old. Bottled at 110.3 proof. They are only releasing 3300 bottles of this at $79.99.
Town Branch tells us the whiskey is shipping to distributors this week.
This Cask Strength 11-year-old is one of a kind expression in the American single malt category and we recommend it.
We will have a Bourbon Blog Live tasting and interview tonight (Wed. Nov 4th) at 8 pm ET on BourgbonBlog.com/live with Master Distiller Mark Coffman and Marketing Manager Pete Weiss. Watch here or on this video link at the bottom of this page.
This cask strength whiskey is made from 100% malted barley and aged 11 years exclusively in ex-Oloroso sherry casks that aged had most recently aged red wine in Kentucky. Keep in mind by “recently,” we mean 11 years ago.
Some whiskeys are aged to full maturity from 2-5 years, just an example, in a primary aging barrel. Then that whiskey is transferred to an ex-wine barrel for the “finish” which is usually several months to a year.
However, in the case of this Town Branch whiskey, the full 11 years were actually spent entirely aging in this ex-wine barrel.
Town Branch Kentucky Single Malt Whiskey Cask 11-Year-Old Review
Evidenced by the whiskey’s crimson color, the red wine and elements trapped from the Oloroso sherry have created a trio of flavors pulling from the differents casks and the older age itself. It is heavy on the chocolate, fruit, and elegant malt throughout.
The depth of flavor is intense yet balanced with notes of chocolate-covered raspberries and a dusting of cocoa powder.
This indeed may be one of the oldest American single malts released that we are aware of, especially with this type of wine barrel aging.
On the finish, there a real juicy note balanced with a deep barrel that keeps emerging.
The original Town Branch Kentucky Single Malt Whiskey delivers a wealth of flavor at 7 years of age, so check it out as well.