Official Tasting notes
Nose: Toast and buttery caramel with some plum
Palate: Full throttle yet remarkably smooth with some burnt sugar and a bit of both milk and dark chocolate.
Finish: Robust with complex depth
Bomberger’s ‘Declaration’ Small Batch 2020 Release, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 700ml 54%
Part of the Michter’s Legacy Series that yielded 955 bottles world-wide from Batch. L20G1522
700ml: 108 Proof, 54%alc
Region: Louisville, Kentucky. USA
Bottler: Michter’s Distillery
Cask Type: New American white oak, Chinquapin oak.
Batch No: L20G1522
Release Date: 2020
Unlike the 2019 release of Bomberger’s that yielded 3040 bottles this 2020 release is truly small batch only yielding 955 bottles world-wide. It’s a flavourful 108 proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey and a real celebration of American whiskey history. To age this release, Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson chose barrels made from special wood that has been naturally air dried for over 3 years. While some Chinquapin Oak barrels were utilised in the maturation of the 2019 release, for this 2020 expression, the distillery opted to increase the proportion of the bourbon that spent time in Chinquapin oak.
Chinquapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii). Chinquapin is a type of white oak native to central and eastern North America, a species of oak that imparts strong character.
Australia received a very small allocation.
Strictly one per person.