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Low Gap Bourbon

Low Gap Bourbon

Size: 0,75 l
(42.2% ABV)
$68.99
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  • BrandLow Gap
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionCalifornia
  • DistilleryTamar Distillery
  • Style Bourbon
  • Maturation New Charred Oak
  • Alcohol42.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

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.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • biscuit biscuit
  • malty malty
  • milk chocolate milk chocolate
  • ripe banana ripe banana
  • orange zest orange zest
  • melon melon
  • marmalade marmalade
  • vanilla vanilla
  • earthy earthy
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.

About

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.
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  • BrandLow Gap
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionCalifornia
  • DistilleryTamar Distillery
  • Style Bourbon
  • Maturation New Charred Oak
  • Alcohol42.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • biscuit biscuit
  • malty malty
  • milk chocolate milk chocolate
  • ripe banana ripe banana
  • orange zest orange zest
  • melon melon
  • marmalade marmalade
  • vanilla vanilla
  • earthy earthy
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
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Brian
Pretty Darn Good!

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fred
Disappointing. Can’t decide ...

Disappointing. Can’t decide if it wants to be a bourbon or a scotch and isn’t particularly overwhelming as either. Just a confusing flavor profile

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guest
Well produced and easy to drin...

Well produced and easy to drink. Not the longest lasting flavor but it's young so somewhat expected. Kind of expensive but glad I took a chance on it.

g
guest
Absolutely Fantastic!

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Absolutely Fantastic!

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