Straight American Whiskey
Finished with Broken Barrel Staves
NAS (No Age Statement)
Distilled in Indiana & Kentucky
Mash Bill: 80% Corn, 14% Rye, 6% Malted Barley
Oak Bill: 40% Charred American Oak, 40% Toasted American Oak, 20% American Apple Brandy Cask
Poured Neat in a Glencairn
Nose: Caramel Flan, Vanilla Custard, Warm Apple Pie, Cinnamon
Palate: Fried Apples, Toasted Marshmallows, Milk Chocolate, Honey and Vanilla
Finish: Warm, medium linger - coats both sides of the palate with cinnamon and rye spices
Overall: Have you been to Cracker Barrel? If you answered yes, you've most likely had the Fried Apples that's offered with the other 97 items you get for breakfast. Well folks, that's exactly where this pour takes me. The name "Americana" couldn't be more on point. "As American as apple pie", right? So much going on here as the toasted barrel staves create a chocolatey and s'mores-like flavor just behind the apples. It works, trust me.
Broken Barrel continues to impress me with each release. It takes a lot to experiment and put your name behind some of these creations, but they continue to nail it each time. Certainly something for everyone with their portfolio of releases. Give them a look here.
A huge thank you to Seth for getting this bottle to me. Despite a great friendship, I still stand firm on being unbiased and 100% honest with my reviews. If I like it, you'll know.
Library Rating: 8.3 / 10