Official Tasting notes
Nose: Notes of burnt orange peel set against rich crème brulee
Palate: Luxurious mouth feel with warm baking spices and hints of cardamom up front. Followed by honeyed oak with a touch of cherry.
Finish: Substantial and long lasting.
Shenk’s ‘Homestead’ Small Batch 2020 Release, Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey 700ml 45.6%
Part of the Michter’s Legacy Series that yielded 955 bottles world-wide from Batch. L20G1521
700ml: 91.2 Proof, 45.6%alc
Region: Louisville, Kentucky. USA
Bottler: Michter’s Distillery
Cask Type: New American white oak, Chinquapin oak.
Batch No: L20G1521
Release Date: 2020
Shenk’s is a Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey made with a good deal of rye.
Unlike the 2019 release that yielded 2920 bottles, this 2020 release is truly small batch only yielding 955 bottles world-wide. 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 whiskey that spent time in Chinquapin oak. The wood was naturally air dried for at least 3 years and the longer seasoning combined with Michter’s specialised toast and char allows the oak aromas to fully express themselves.
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.