Sonoma Bourbon Whiskey

Sonoma Bourbon Whiskey

(0.75l, 46%)


6/10
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A bright, corn-forward Bourbon with and old-school character we really like.

Adam Spiegel was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. As a child, his family took regular trips up to Sonoma County where he was surrounded by Wine culture. As an adult, he first launched himself into a career in finance. But the Spirits — so to speak — called him. In 2008 he worked alongside a friend to distill for the first time and he was hooked. Shortly thereafter he launched Sonoma Distilling Company where he and his team produce a range of California Whiskies — a list that now include seven core products and the occasional special edition.

To create Sonoma Bourbon Whiskey, Adam has selected a mash bill of 70% California corn, 25% California wheat, and 5% Wyoming malted barley. The fermented Spirit has been distilled on his old-school alembic copper pot still using direct fire heat. And we really appreciate that it is bottled at the perfect ABV — 46%. All of that makes this a delight… a Bourbon that not only tastes hand-crafted, but IS hand-crafted.
  • Category
  • Style
    Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    California
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    Sonoma Distilling Company
  • Age
    NAS

Flavor Spiral™

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woody
bread
toffee
dark chocolate
vanilla
fudge
sweet
corn
cedarwood
What does Sonoma Bourbon Whiskey taste like?

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Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma leans toward Crack jacks and sweet cornbread with additional notes of mixed woods — cedar and sandalwood.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is bright with notes of spun toffee, more Cracker Jacks, dark chocolate, and vanilla fudge… and is that a hint of smoked paprika in the distance?

Finish
The finish is brisk with a bit of heat and sweet staying on the tongue.
Ratings & Reviews
Darris
Darris,
Was very excited to see the wheat in the mashbill since we love wheated bourbons. This one however seemed to feature the malted barley over the wheat. When drinking neat, I tasted leather, and the mouth feel was oily. Added one cube to try with ice and this thing became a scotch....I know that sounds crazy, but I swear I could taste peat....not what I want or expect from a wheated Bourbon.
 
Mike
Mike,
Terrible
 
Elliott
Elliott,
Pretty easy to drink, mild flavor profile, nothing really stands out
 
SCOTT
SCOTT,
I wish we could give this a zero. Assume it had an infection of some sort (I know, weird, as one wouldn’t see this with something with such a high ABV).... slick and oily mouthfeel, smelled of plastic and Play-Doh. Slightly salty in flavor with overwhelming chemical notes. My spouse and I attempted mixing this with very flavorful items - nothing could tone this down or cover its flaws. Severely disappointed - I have no hesitancy in saying this is the worst bourbon we’ve tried yet.
 
Misha
Misha,
Great product. Local producer. I really enjoy their whole line of liquors.
 
Ronald
Ronald,
Was easy to sip, polite taste. Would buy again except, "So much whiskey, so little time." Ron, Stratham, NH
 
Kyle
Kyle,
This was actually one of the worst bourbons I've ever tasted. Intense chemical/super glue flavors with a burnt corn finish. Definitely wasted one of my quarterly bottles on this. Don't make my mistake!! Would rate zero if I could.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Not a very strong Bourbon, it didn’t offer that Bourbon kick and I found there to be no real flavor notes. This will be a bottle that stays in my inventory and I offer to guests with mixed drinks.
 
Evin
Evin,
It's different than the other bourbons I have tasted. Vanilla and toffee were definitely there in the flavor. It's not bad, but not so great as to go out and buy another bottle right away.
 
WILLIAM
WILLIAM,
Nice and easy to drink Bourbon, definite notes of vanilla & caramel
 
Peter
Peter,
Kind of average. Nothing special here.
 
JP
JP,
A bit harsh on the front end, picked up some notes of marmalade on the back. I’d skip it.
 
James
James,
Very unusual flavor. I’m not a fan
 
Jim
Jim,
Really caramel corn forward in the nose with oak and a little vanilla. The taste is sweet with wood and some heat. The finish is quick, sweet, and you get a little heat. A bit of a shock for this scotch drinker, but it grows on you. A nice sipping bourbon, with a bit if ice to add water and cool it.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Solid. Leather and cedar soar. Best neat or on ice. Very much a smell and flavor experience.
 
Brian
Brian,
I liked it. It’s not to harsh but a nice spice at the end. I tend to like the sweeter spirits but I enjoy the woody and Smokey stuff on the odd occasion. I’m tempted to buy it again but it hasn’t done better than my regular line up 4 roses single, macallan 12 sherry, grangestone 18 year. It’s definite better than a lot of the stuff I tried and I respect it. I got the free bottle with the membership and honestly I’m going to put it in the possibly buy again category. Not writing home about it but I’d pour a glass for a friend and be ok about it.
 
Jason
Jason,
I don't hate it, but I certainly don't love it either. I will not buy again.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very light tasting doesn’t pack a punch. Grew on me, but not for a hard core bourbon drinker.
 
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