Oppidan Four Grain Small Batch Bourbon

Oppidan Spirits Oppidan Four Grain Small Batch Bourbon

(0.75l, 50%)

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An aromatic, nearly cask-strength Bourbon with four grains and no compromises.

Jeff Walsh is living his dream. After a first career as a trader in Chicago’s investment markets, he decided to take up distilling. He says that he was “driven crazy” by oblique deceptions in the Whiskey markets — with fake historical ties and 100% “sourced” spirits. So he started with a sixty gallon pot still in 2013 and experimented with product development in Wheeling, Illinois. Things have gone well. He now has a full production environment producing two thousand liters at a crack and a product line covering five tasty Whiskies and two Gins. Life is good, but he still distills every drop himself.

Their flagship product is Oppidan Bourbon Small Batch Four Grain — and it’s quite an accomplishment. It’s also a wonderful lesson in Whiskey transparency because there’s a lot of detail available. For example, if you dig you can find the individual barrel numbers, learn that they get their barrels from Kelvin Cooperage, and discover that they use Champaign yeast for fermentation. The mash bill is solid — 68% corn, 14% wheat, 9% rye, and 9% malted barley. The spirit comes out of the still at a 73% ABV and is aged in new casks with a #3 char for two years and bottled at 50% ABV. And when you are Whiskey nerds like us, you love that kind of detail and know it means tasty stuff indeed.

Smartass corner: Oppidan is an old-school word that refers to a student from an old school. It implies a very local element indicative of a town or small community as opposed to a county or country.
  • Category
  • Style
    Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    United States
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Oppidan Distillery
  • Age

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

sweet fruit
What does Oppidan Four Grain Small Batch Bourbon taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Oppidan Four Grain Small Batch Bourbon 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.
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Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are dense with ripe fruits and florals — cherry, oranges, violets, along with grass and cinnamon toast.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate arrives with more red fruits before opening up with leather, cooked cream, vanilla, and baking spices.

Long and smooth with a pleasant after-aroma and a spicy kick.
Ratings & Reviews
Questionable for complexity of flavors at first taste, but finishes unbelievably smooth. Great slightly chilled with one or two ice cubes.
Goes down very smooth. Very nice taste
Very smooth, subtly sweet & alluring! Caramelized vanilla with citrus notes & spice. This will be in my cabinet for the foreseeable future.
This was disappointing. To me it needs to age for a few more years.
This has to be one of my favorite Bourbons to date. It's a rich aroma with a smooth after taste. You can sense the hint of vanilla and sweetness of caramel. Darker than most bourbons it does have a bolder flavor than some of the other domestic large volume bourbons.
Not a big scotch fan and this didn’t do anything to change my mind
Did not like. It does have the hints of Vanilla and caramel, sweet corn, perhaps honey or similar flavor but there is another taste that really ruins it for me. I will not be finishing this bottle. Hopefully some friend will like it.
Doesn't Bourbon have to be distilled at a min 80% ABV?
it must be bottled at 40% ABV or more
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