Oppidan Four Grain Small Batch Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Distillery Oppidan Spirits
  • Age NAS
  • Style Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • sweet fruit
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • floral
  • sour
  • rye
  • vanilla
  • honey

Oppidan Spirits

Oppidan Four Grain Small Batch Bourbon (0.7l, 50%)

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Character Goatson
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 Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Distillery Oppidan Spirits
  • Age NAS
  • Style Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.

Finish
Long and smooth with a pleasant after-aroma and a spicy kick.
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  • spicy
  • sweet fruit
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • floral
  • sour
  • rye
  • vanilla
  • honey
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
"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 Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
"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 Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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