Low Gap Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Distillery Tamar Distillery
  • Style Bourbon
  • Maturation New Charred Oak
  • Alcohol 42.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • biscuit
  • malty
  • milk chocolate
  • ripe banana
  • orange zest
  • melon
  • marmelade
  • vanilla
  • earthy

Low Gap

Bourbon (0.75l, 42.2%)
Price $68.98

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Character Goatson
A wonderfully unique "high malt" Bourbon made like a Cognac with a fruit and floral character.

Crispin Cain has been working in Wine and Spirits in Northern California since 1983, including serving as assistant distiller to Brandy-master Hebert Germain-Robin. He founded Greenway Distillers in 2005 and Tamar Distillery/Mendocino Spirits in 2008. From their small craft shop in Redwood Valley they produce several bands of premium Spirits, including Low Gap Whiskey, Russell Henry Gins, Fluid Dynamics Cocktails, and DSP 162 Vodkas along with Absinth and Liqueurs.

The current batch of Low Gap Bourbon is made using a mash bill of 55% corn, 30% malted barley, and 15% malted rye. Further, it’s double-distilled in a Charentais Still — just like many fine Cognacs. If you are Whiskey nerds like us, that gets your attention. It’s very rare to have such a high ration of malted barley in a Bourbon, and rarer still to have two malted grains in the same mash. Theoretically, that combination of mash and still should develop a floral and fruity flavor profile, and that’s exactly what it does. The Spirit is aged for a minimum of three years in new oak and bottled at a pleasant 42.2% ABV.

Smartass Corner:
The "Charentais Method" or "Charentais Still" looks like a normal Alembic still used to make fine Cognac — and largely it is. But the Charentais still gains efficiency by using the cooling Spirits coming off the boiler to preheat the next batch before proceeding to the worm condenser.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Distillery Tamar Distillery
  • Style Bourbon
  • Maturation New Charred Oak
  • Alcohol 42.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Bright Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is smooth and buttery with notes of orange marmalade, honeydew, vanilla, mixed florals, and oak.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile makes us think of buttered biscuits with citrus curd over notes of malt, milk chocolate, ripe banana, and orange zest.

Finish
The finish is medium length and warm with a lingering note of crisp melon.
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  • biscuit
  • malty
  • milk chocolate
  • ripe banana
  • orange zest
  • melon
  • marmelade
  • vanilla
  • earthy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
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.
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