Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon Whiskey
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region New York
  • Distillery Hillrock
  • Age 6 Year Old
  • Style Solera Aged Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Finished in Oloroso Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 46.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • sweet fruit
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • butterscotch
  • cinnamon
  • walnuts
  • vanilla
  • sherry

Hillrock

Solera Aged Bourbon Whiskey (0.7l, 46.3%)

A truly rare solera-aged and Sherry finished Bourbon.

Dave Pickerell has had a noble career. He graduated from West Point Military Academy, served with distinction, then completed his masters degree in Chemical Engineering before working at Maker’s Mark Bourbon for thirteen years. While there, he was Chairman of the Kentucky Distillers Association and a member of the Distilled Spirits Council. In 2006 he struck out on his own, refurbishing a 200-year-old Farmhouse in the Hudson River Valley of New York to found Hillrock Farm and Distillery — a "farm to bottle" estate producer of fine Whiskies.

First, the Spirit in Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon Whiskey is at least six years old. But this is the Solera method, which means that the "average age" of the Spirit is far older. Then the Whiskey is finished in Oloroso Sherry casks. It’s a costly and time-consuming process, but the solera process brings a complexity to Spirits that can’t be found any other way. It’s truly special!

Smartass Corner:
First used with Madeira and Sherry Wines, the Solera method is where the barrel is only half emptied with each pass, then it is refilled. This way each new batch is half of the batch that preceded it, and so on… theoretically forever. With each generation, the average age and complexity of the Spirit increases.

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  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region New York
  • Distillery Hillrock
  • Age 6 Year Old
  • Style Solera Aged Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Finished in Oloroso Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 46.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Deep maple

Nose / Aroma / Smell
It’s sweet on the nose with toffee, ripe fruits, and exotic florals.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens up with spice and more toffee before blooming with vanilla orchids, walnuts, cinnamon toast, and sultanas.

Finish
The finish is long and smooth with notes of butterscotch.

Flavor Spiral TM
About the Flavor Spiral
What does Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon Whiskey taste like?

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

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Back to flavor spiral
  • caramel
  • sweet fruit
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • butterscotch
  • cinnamon
  • walnuts
  • vanilla
  • sherry
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
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