• Anthony Riccardi

Company Distilling Straight Bourbon Finished with Maple Wood - Review



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Company Distilling

Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Finished with Maple Wood

NAS - 3 Years Minimum

90 Proof

Produced and Bottled by Company Distilling

Columbus, Ohio

Mash Bill: Various - Blended Wheated Mash

Retail Price: $60


Poured Neat in a Glencairn


Color: Deep Cooper


Nose: Light Fruits, Honey, Toasted Caramel, Vanilla


Palate: Slight Butterscotch, Warm Brown Sugar And Cinnamon Apples, Honey, Maple Syrup, Touch of Oak


Finish: Wonderful Mouthfeel. Maple and Oak coating with a Warm Medium Linger.


Overall: “Gather Around” is the motto on the back of this bottle. It couldn’t be more to the point and depict exactly what this hobby/obsession is all about. Whiskey drinking has come a long way, but when all is said and done, it should bring folks together. A vessel, if you will, to break the ice, to sit and sip after a long day, or my favorite, a gathering amongst friends. This is the perfect balance of sweet and still bold enough to smack your lips and enjoy sip after sip.

The City of Townsend, Tennessee is the premier setting for Company to have their Tasting Room and Gift Shop built right along the river and at the start of the Smokey Mountains. The vibe is unparalleled. Fresh air, smiling people and in this case, great sipping whiskey. The wife and I had the pleasure of enjoying a lot of what Townsend has to offer during the Grain & Grits Festival this past year (2021). We also had the pleasure to sit down with Company Master Distiller, Jeff Arnett (former Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller) and discuss everything under the sun including this amazing new venture. There is true passion and excitement in his voice when speaking of Company and that means a lot to me. TO Jeff and the entire Team, It’s hard not to get excited for what’s to come. I can tell this is only the start to an amazing journey.


Now, my overall impression on this Wheated Bourbon: The nose and the flavor profile are there. So much is happening with each sip but all circles back to that Maple Finish. The sweet tones from the wheat really drive this home for me. Certainly a bottle to bring around the fire and enjoy amongst friends. I’d be very curious how much more impressive this might be at 100+ Proof, or even Cask Strength? ::Wink Wink::


Library Rating: 8.4 / 10

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