A complex and layered cask strength Bourbon infused with three woods.
Infuse Spirits is aptly named. Seth Benhaim started infusing Spirits in his garage in 2012 at the age of twenty-five — becoming the youngest brand owner to ever win Best-In-Show and Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. He’s our kind of guy. While Infuse Spirits Vodkas and Bitters are infused with natural spices and fruits, their Whiskies are infused with staves from other barrels of a variety of wood types — from Whiskey and Sherry to Wine, Single Malt, and more. They even use exotic woods like Mizunara and French oak.
Because of the unique wood infusion technique, their Whiskies not only have a mash bill, they also have an oak bill. Broken Barrels Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey has a mash bill of 70% corn, 21% rye, and 9% malted barley. The Spirit is aged for a full year in new White oak before being transferred to the infusion vats. The oak bill of staves includes 40% French oak, 40% ex-Bourbon, and 20% Sherry. That combination packs in a bunch of complexity and a layered profile. And because this is a cask strength dram at 58% ABV, every sip is delivered at full volume.
It’s a great drink well done tasty so rich in flavor it’s not for first timers tho I had share some out with some friends they were not able to enjoy it as much as I did but I did
great flavor balance but it must mellow and needs a splash of water, it is cask strength after all. It could use a few more years to mature and mellow, but I'll finish the bottle and maybe grab another. And the sherry plus oak comes through quite nicely.
First sip has a kick to it (this is a 120 proof whiskey after all). However, mix with even one ice cube, and as soon as you get even a little dilution, this whiskey is amazingly drinkable. Smooth finish, nice aroma, but given its strength, definitely meant to be sipped.
Even with a higher alcohol content this is a very enjoyable bourbon. Nice notes of butterscotch and oak. I am not a Sherry man but in this instance I enjoy the subtle hint from the cask. Also would be something I would use in cooking. Not my go to but a nice change of pace. Very pleasant to the nose. Worth checking out. Cheers to all! Enjoy!🥃
I thought it was an awesome cask strength. Much flavor without overpowering alcohol flavor.
Strong spicy favor. Definitely better with ice. Notes of Carmel, Vanilla. Hints Chocolate to start.
Super strong! Needs mixer
The sweet smell when first open the bottle is disconnected from the first sip. Neat was challenging to drink,, but much better over ice with a very strong finish and mild burn. Not a regular drink for my pallet, but could be helpful after a rough day.
Love it! Hint of caramel at end, which this girl enjoys
The wood stave they add to impart flavor certainly does. Unfortunately I do not like the flavor. It seems bitter and unbalanced to me...way to woody. (I loved Double Oaked from Woodford Reserved for what it's worth.) I let it open up a few weeks hoping it would mellow or change for the better and it did not. Was disappointed.
Enjoying both over ice and straight
So far a drain pour. Can't even drink it. Just bad.
Strong whiskey that mellows over an ice cube. Sweet notes up front and an oak finish. Not one that I would consider a regular drinker, but one if you need to take the edge off from a rough day.
too harsh, definitely more of a whiskey with a bite that requires a mixer, ice cube to dilute. Not for me
This is a nice one, but pour over a cube and let it melt a little before drinking. Definitely a strong one.
Sweet start with a oaky finish. Has a bite at the end as expected from the higher proof. Recommend it!
Too harsh straight. Flavor stands up in an old fashioned but it's not my favorite. Would not purchase again.
A bit harsh straight. Brightens up on the rocks
For a new whiskey its really solid, In the store has a decent price tag. Huge grain flavor if youre into that
We received this in the monthly shipment as the bottle. We have enjoyed it both on the rocks and in hot toddys made with hot apple cider. Prefer this flavor in the hot toddy over on the rocks. Would purchase again, perhaps as a gift bottle. The presentation of the bottle is nice.
Very good. Even better with ice!
Drop an ice cube in this one it’s intense but delicious.
First attempted this one neat, and my goodness was it powerful. Very high burn for my taste. Next day I tried on ice and surprisingly drank very well. Ice takes away some of the punch allowing butterscotch/vanilla flavors to be enjoyed. Doubt I'll be restocking, though.
Very immature. Probably would have been better with more aging. A barrel statement of more than a year in oak barrels is underwhelming
At 116 proof.... I was shocked of how smooth it was.....
Not worth spending $ on this one for me...glad it was a gift bottle!
Aromas: brown sugar and caramel, warm winter spices, and a distinct "moonshine" smell.
Tasting notes: sweet up front with some of the winter spices coming through right away, tapers off pretty quick to a young/fresh moonshine taste with a quick finish.
Color: dark honey with some iridescent shimmer, very pleasing visually in a glass.
Possible options: while I didn't use this whiskey as a mixer, it would most definitely pair well with ginger ale, or a cola mixer, maybe even use it for a twist on an old fashioned...
tried it on several different days and also had friends try it.
We never warmed up ti this wiskey. Nor bad, but just not good. Taste, though, is so very personal. It wasn't poorly made so I'll give it that.
We liked it it had a large back end finish
I usually distrust anything where there is a gimmick. This bottle surprised me. It's really good and drinks well below its proof. Not too much oak. Very nicely done.
It was generally disappointing and definitely not for drinking neat. It was just okay.
Strong! Good flavor though
This is potent - both the taste and the punch!! I like it more than other other cask strength bourbons.
Initial palate was nice but the finish was very flat and alcohol forward without much taste. Disappointing overall.
A good medium range bourbon. Much better available for the price.
Had the nose of a good bourbon, but the finish was pretty flat and almost too much alcohol.
Tastes good, but the strength is ridiculous.
Definitely needs additional water or ice to tame this.
Sweet and fruity, this bourbon can almost be served up on a dessert tray. The variety of flavors is almost infinite. It’s easy to drink but observe the high ABV.
It’s versatile - I tried it neat, on the rocks, Manhattan and Old Fashioned and I thoroughly enjoyed them all. This may be my go-to for Manhattans from this day forward.
Be careful - it’s hard to stop and put the bottle away.
Loved it! A little strong on the nose. Great flavor on the front side, letting it swirl in the mouth. And a great burn going down, reminding you that it’s 116 proof.
This was one of the worst whiskeys I've ever had. Reminded me of cough syrup with an odor of turpentine.
Shocked and surprised by this one. At 116 horse power you expect some proofiness. Unfortunately we killed the bottle before I took notes so Im looking for another bottle.
Tastes like a day old whiskey. The dominate flavor is oak and because it's 58%, it comes in dry and hot.
After spinning this, I put it to my nose and immediately got a strong smell of toasted oak along with a nutty smell. I picked up a slight smell of vanilla as well. After a sip, it. Gave flavor to nutty taste and seemed to get some banana with a charred smoky flavor as well. The finish stated for a while leaving me wanting another sip!
I’m a huge whiskey drinker and was very disappointed in this bottle, tasted like gasoline. I understand it’s strong in alcohol content but it was not smooth at all.
I thought this was a harsh whiskey. Sure, the potency was there. But it was by no means a comforting or smooth draw.
Not on my fav list, just another average Bourbon for me.
This one could use a few more years in the barrel. It doesn’t really achieve the smoothness of true bourbon. The nose is like day old red wine or sherry left in the glass overnight. Taste is bitter, unfinished and ends somewhere between that day old red wine and bad sherry flavored cheap whiskey with hints of vinegar. This was a gift, so I wanted it to be good...it just wasn’t. I think it’s just too young and needs more time to distill.
Strong taste. Suggest drinking on ice. Too much of a bite to take on neat.
Delicious bourbon with a quick bite.
Enjoyed the honey flavor, but a bit of heat on the finish. I enjoyed it is smaller portions.
Yes, yes, and more yes!
Not bad! Not my favorite, but a nice bit of warmth on a snowy day!
Slight burn hint of ..... char, smooth finish
Smells really nice with a scent of toffee however as others have mentioned the taste does not match the scent whatsoever. The flavors from the flavor spiral were very weak and really all I could taste was some mixture between tequila and methylated spirits. This one is going straight in to the reject cupboard.
It smells like cake frosting, but overall, this bourbon is crap. I would not lower your standards and consider this a good bourbon, which it is not.
Not a bourbon for drinking neat. The flavors are there but it tastes artificial and rushed. Mix it or on the rocks and it works.
Let this one breath for a few minutes before you sip it, otherwise you will get the burn. Overall, I enjoyed it. Nice level of sweetness and spice. I enjoyed my first glass so much I had 2 more.
My favorite so far from Flaviar. It has a fruity nose, and a comforting warmth. Nice mellow finish. Great to have neat, a little lighter on the burn with an ice cube. I would not mix this, it would be a shame to mask the wonderful flavor.
Not a fan. Nose and Finish both have a vinegar twinge similar to the taste of day old red wine. Almost as if the bourbon was barreled in sherry casks?
Didnt really get all of the flavors. Burn hit right away. Had it neat. Will try with an ice cube. Will try some mixed drinks. Not a bottle I would purchase again.
Delicious flavor and aroma, but the alcohol burn proved too much to enjoy this one neat. #stillgonnadrinkitall
Pleasant, light aroma with heavy finish that satisfies!
Lovely. Starts off sweet and ends with a smokey burn
Had it neat. I had high hopes but was disappointed. Mild vanilla on the nose. Flavors were muted. If it weren't for the alcohol burn I would have sworn it was 40%. I expected more robust flavors from such a high proof whiskey. If they watered this down to 40% it would be the Bud Light of whiskey. I had been drinking Knob Creek 9 year (50%) before this and did a side by side comparison which only confirmed my analysis. Bottom line, not terrible but would not buy again.
Complex and yet smooth. Loved this bourbon.
Great for your mixed drink, wonderful Old Fashioned base.
Hits your lips right away. Nice taste when it first hits your tongue. Strong at 116 proof.
Gross. Tastes like if candy corn had an asshole. Tastes like what it is. A sourced bourbon made by guys trying to make a quick buck off of a pretty bottle and an ad campaign. “We don’t care how it’s been done for more than 200 years. We know better.” Maker’s Mark has a similar approach with its Private Selection and a much better product.
Good not great. It’s better on ice. The flavors aren’t fake but they taste rushed. I got this as the quarterly “free” bottle. I wouldn’t pay for it.
The buzz from this Whiskey is righteous off one 12oz mixer. The flavor is a bitter dry and bitter in some ways off the tip of the tongue, and ends warm. Mixes well and doesn't assault the nose.
Love it. So smooth coupled with the high ABV. What isn’t there to love?
Insanely flavorful for the cost. This doesn't drink like 116-proof, loads of vanilla on the front and waves of sweetness through the finish. Hints of caramelized sugar, pepper, and mild dark fruit. Very interesting, glad I picked this one up. I'd be curious to try their other bottlings.