Cleveland Underground Bourbon Finished with Hickory Wood, 47%

Price: $45 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Grassy aromas mingle with white pepper, honeysuckle, jasmine, and newsprint on the nose. The palate rushes through sweet vanilla-cake and ripe fruit flavors, with strong oak and alcohol influence, to a finish that is mostly wood with some pleasant chocolate and herbal notes. Disjointed at times, but water helps bring it together.

This whiskey has been matured using alternative aging technology.

Actual Time in Barrel: varies, but usually around 3 months;

Processing: Distillate from Indiana and Ohio is aged in new charred oak barrels before undergoing Cleveland's proprietary process using hickory wood pieces.