Shenk's Homestead 2023 Release Small Batch Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey (700ml)
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Shenk's Homestead 2023 Release Small Batch Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey (700ml)

$250. 00
$3000.00 Dozen
ABV: 45.6%

"A whiskey with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel that nails its funky weirdness and its long, sweet finish." -

Other reviews... Little is known about this whiskey, as it is just labeled “sour mash whiskey” which means the mashbill could be any mix of grains, or it could be a blend of many different mashbills. This lack of clarification is frustrating, but if you look past it, you find a really captivating whiskey. What’s most engaging about it is its smooth, creamy mouthfeel that also has a funky oak undertone. As much as I hate to say it, this feature is reminiscent of Pappy Van Winkle releases, though don’t take this to mean it tastes the same.  The whiskey has a weird but intriguing flavor profile. Caramel lays a base on the nose and then weaves its way throughout the sip. Funky oak, toffee, and odd but welcome scents of cotton candy and bubble gum join them, punctuated by a hint of earthiness. Richer, darker caramel comes out on the palate, along with cigar box, aged leather, persistent funky oak, and that earthy undertone again. A slight bit of spice develops at the onset of the finish, which transitions quickly to sweeter flavors of honey, caramel popcorn, and tiramisu which then lingers intently. This is a fun whiskey that doesn’t pull any punches. It’s weird, but in a fun “let’s get weird!” way that doesn’t cross any boundaries but still manages to pull you out of your comfort zone. It shares a creamy, oaky characteristic with the highly revered Pappy Van Winkle line, and though it isn’t the same, it provides a strangely similar experience in that regard... it’s not cheap, but it is one that’s worthy of occasions that call for a unique, oak-forward pour. -