Filibuster Dual Cask Bourbon Batch No. 1, 45%
Price: $42 ● Issue: Spring 2014 ● Reviewer: Lew Bryson
Aged in new charred oak, then finished in “white wine-seasoned French oak.” Tight, sawdusty, bitter nose. A lot of wood here, going in different directions. First hit is the American oak (vanilla, rich spice), followed quickly by creamy French oak, then comes a wave of fruity wine wood character. Full in the mouth, and a thick finish. Interesting, but not particularly well integrated; maybe a case of “just because you can, doesn't mean you should.” Sourced whiskey.