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Bird Creek Cask Strength Baronesse American Whiskey Review

Bird Creek Cask Strength Baronesse American Whiskey Review


Distilled by Bird Creek in Portland, OR


Age: 4 years 7 months


Proof coming off the still: 140°

Barrel entry proof: 115°

Bottling proof: 115°


Mashbill: 100% malted Baronesse barley


Fermentation: 5 days


Baronesse barley is bred for brewing beer… and grown by Joseph’s Grainery in Colfax, Washington


Barrel size: 53 gallons


Barrel manufacturer: Seguin Moreau


Barrels: New oak, char no. 2, medium toast


Bottles produced: 213


Color 👁️:


Nose 👃: Buttercream frosting. Dark chocolate. Caramel. Blackberry.  Oak.


Palate 👅: Buttercream frosting. Oak. Baking spices.  Citrus zest. Dark chocolate.


Finish 🏁: Black pepper. Raisins. Black tea. Honey.  Long in length.


Overall thoughts?  I became aware of Bird Creek through numerous spirits competitions in which they’ve dominated.  I had high expectations going into this sample… and Bird Creek did not disappoint.  This is absolutely one of the best American single malts I’ve tried.  Track these guys down… you won’t regret it.

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