Puncher's Chance - The D12stance
Wolf Spirit Distillery - Eugene, Oregon
Straight Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey
Finished in California Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels
Aged 12 Years
Distilled in Tennessee
Mash Bill: 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malted Barley
Retail Price: $120
Limited to 70 Barrels
Poured Neat in a Glencairn
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