Get back to the future.
Tom Lix of Cleveland Whiskey is the Jules Verne of American Spirits. He has invented his Amazing High-Pressure Whiskey Time Machine — sending Bourbon back to the future to age faster than previously possible. Their American Whiskey is aged in new charred oak barrels for a little while — then things get crazy. The barrel is cut into pieces and placed WITH the Whiskey in a special pressurization chamber that makes the wood “breath” the spirit in and out, mimicking the natural process that normally takes years. What you end up with is a Bourbon that tastes much older than it is. Cleveland Whiskey was founded in 2014 and sold its first finished bottles just a few months later.
To mix things up, Cleveland Distillery has created their “Underground” line of five exotic wood finishes. These woods have unique flavour profiles, but are crappy for making barrels. But with their unique pressure ageing process that is no longer an issue. Cleveland Underground Black Cherry Finish Bourbon is their signature Bourbon, pressure-aged with large chunks of black cherry wood to add a light tartness and a sweetly-spiced nuance at 45% ABV.