• Anthony Riccardi

Puncher's Chance The D12stance - Review



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Puncher's Chance - The D12stance

Wolf Spirit Distillery - Eugene, Oregon

Straight Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey

Finished in California Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels

Aged 12 Years

96 Proof

Distilled in Tennessee

Mash Bill: 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malted Barley

Retail Price: $120

Limited to 70 Barrels


Poured Neat in a Glencairn


Color: Tawny


Nose: Earthy, Dark Red Wine, Creamy Corn, Black Pepper, Toasted Oak


Palate: Ripe Cherry, Vanilla, Leather, Citrus Zest, A touch of Chocolate


Finish: Medium Linger with a Warm, Sweet and Viscous mouthfeel.


Overall: I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't surprised by this second offering from Puncher's Chance. From my experience, the finishing of bourbon is usually done on a more youthful distillate, but here we have a 12 year finished bourbon. It works! The Cab creates an entirely unique experience when it comes to the palate. The more I sip, the more the flavors of Dark Cherry, Vanilla and Leather dance around with a beautiful Citrus Zest. I'm leaning towards a Blood Orange type flavor, but that keeps changing the more I dig deeper. The great folks at Puncher's Chance actually sent me a 100mL bottle to review, (and I'm super thankful), but that just wasn't enough as I kept sipping with a smile on my face. I immediately browsed their website and secured a full bottle just based on those few sips I had. I'm very happy I made that decision. The bottle design is gorgeous and stands out perfectly. I'm ready to go the Distance!


Library Rating: 8.4 / 10

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