291 Colorado Barrel Proof Bourbon Whiskey

291 Colorado Whiskey 291 Colorado Barrel Proof Bourbon Whiskey

(0.75l, 64%)


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$105.99
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A youthful, but powerfully flavorful Colorado Whiskey that respects the land it was born in.

Long before Michael Meyers was a photographer working in New York City he was a country boy raised in the rolling, Whiskey-soaked hills of Tennessee and Georgia. After the events of 9/11 he left the big city and returned to the country — this time the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at the edge of Colorado Springs. In 2011, he built his first still using old photographic copper plates from his previous life and started making Whiskey. And to carry forward the character of his new country home his small-batch Whiskeys from Distillery 291 are finished with wood staves found in the mountains above his home. He calls it, "Handmade the Colorado Way."

291 Colorado Bourbon Barrel Proof starts with their core Bourbon. Like all their Spirits, it’s distilled in a copper pot still using local grains and Water run-off from Pike’s Peak. It’s a one year-old, high-rye Spirit that has been finished a while longer in a uniquely-Colorado kind of way — by adding charred aspen wood staves into the barrel. The mash bill reportedly consists of 80% corn, 19% malted rye, and 1% malted barley. And bother versions are award-winning, well-reviewed drams. But while the "normal" Bourbon is already bottled at an impressive 50.8% ABV, the Barrel Proof version arrives completely uncut at 64% in strictly limited quantities.

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caramel
corn
rye
spicy
maple
cinnamon
sweet
woody
malty
What does 291 Colorado Barrel Proof Bourbon Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in 291 Colorado Barrel Proof Bourbon Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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Corner
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is strongly reminiscent of flan and Cracker Jacks with a youthful alcohol punch.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile builds on the caramel corn but leans toward Rye spice and maple.

Finish
The finish is warm and lightly sweet with cinnamon.
Ratings & Reviews
Patrick
Patrick,
291 is one of the smoothest whiskeys I have had the joy of trying, and although the proof is high, its surprisingly easy to drink. Complex flavors that develop and deepen on your pallet, it truly is a one of a kind whiskey, and my personal favorite.
 
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