291 Colorado Barrel Proof Bourbon Whiskey

291 Colorado Whiskey 291 Colorado Barrel Proof Bourbon Whiskey

(0.75l, 64%)

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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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Bourbons have very prominent notes of 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.

The finish is warm and lightly sweet with cinnamon.
Ratings & Reviews
One of my favorites.
This bourbon has a Great body and an in your face finish. Alcohol content is high and needs to be sipped with Ice and a splash of water, in my humble opinion. I would buy again for sure!
Very harsh and underwhelming for the price
This has a fucking kick.
Appearance: Color is copper, decent legs... Nose: Immediate aspen stave, with a mild sweetness. Rye spice, ethanol, and caramel round out the background... Palate: Aspen continues to influence, with a great Rye spice and Aspen intertwining dance. Strong front of the palate interferes slightly with later palate perception... Mouthfeel: Above average... Finish: Aspen and spice follow the Whiskey down... Overall: Aspen is definitely the dominant flavor, but the profile works, and the ethanol is tamed. Only downside is the price, but quality is definitely there.
I could not get into the strange aftertaste imparted by the aspen. I tried it neat a couple of times and also in an old fashion. Will not buy again.
One of my all time faves. Super smooth. Great on its own to sip or to blend in a cocktail.
I grew up in Colorado and will often ABC (Always Buy Colorado), but this is one of those bottles I would like to have never tried. Was excited to open it and have a little taste of home, first think I noticed was the first notes, and then the taste was initially not unpleasant. Had an odd taste I couldn’t put my finger on, then it came to me, finish is of cutting Aspen trees for firewood! The two should never mix, this is the worse whiskey I have ever drank, it is nasty... why would you put Aspen wood anywhere near whiskey, will never buy this again.
I liked this whisky, which is strong but not as astringent as I expected. The aspen staves provide a mellow and delicate flavor addition!
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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