Backbone bourbon is from a mash of 70% corn, 25% rye, and finished with malted barley in Lawrenceburg, IN. It is aged just under four years and bottled straight from the barrel, uncut at full barrel strength. “It’s high proof because life isn’t watered down and nor should your bourbon” (producer). Bottled in Bardstown Kentucky, each batch has a slightly nuanced flavor profile.
Tasting Notes: Fresh oak and vanilla fill the nose, with a rich, caramel and oak taste. This bourbon finishes very smoothly, especially given the proof, which feels decadent and warm.