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M&O Spirits Batch 27 Cask Strength Bourbon Review

M&O Spirits Batch 27 Cask Strength Bourbon Review

Batch 27 is the cask strength version of M&O Smoke

Why Batch 27?  M&O Spirits tested 26 separate mashbills before determining the 27th was perfect.  The 27th mashbill is the standard for M&O Spirits

Distilled by M&O Spirits in Ashville, OH

M&O Spirits is owned by Doug McLaughlin & Mike Orozco.

Master distiller: Douglas McLaughlin

M&O Spirits was named Craft Distillery of the Year at the 2023 John Barleycorn Awards

Mash bill: 58% corn, 17.5% malted barley, 14% rye, 10.5% wheat

The corn, rye, and wheat are grown in Marysville, OH

The barley malt is a high enzyme distillers malt out of Canada

Double pot distilled

Type of still: 200 gallon &50 gallon pot stills. The 200 gallon is the stripping still and the 50 gallon is a copper column finishing still. 

All whiskey from M&O Spirits are single barrel bottlings

Still manufacturer: Affordable Distillery Equipment (Doniphan, MO)

Length of fermentation: 14-16 days…allowing the esters to develop the fruit notes that are so prevalent in M&O Spirits’ whiskeys

Proof coming off still: 145

Barrel entry proof: 123

Bottling proof: 124.5

Barrel manufacturer: Speyside Bourbon Cooperage (Jackson, OH)

Barrel size: 53 gallon

Barrel char: No. 4

Age: 3 years 5 months

Barrel No. 013

The new barrel is filled with whiskey and 12 smothered white oak staves are added to the barrel.

MSRP: $79.96

Nose 👃: Vanilla. Pecan. Toffee. Plum. Barrel char

Palate 👅: Vanilla. Plum. Caramel. Maple Nut Goodies. Barrel char. Thick & oily mouthfeel.

Finish 🏁: Nougat. Nutmeg. Maple Nut Goodies. Dried cherry.  Barrel char. Long in length.

This of the fourth offering I’ve tried from M&O.  I have deeply enjoyed all of them, but I think this one is my personal favorite.

You might not have heard of this distillery yet, but they are definitely worth your attention.  I’ve slipped completely blind samples to a couple of friends who know good whiskey…and they were all highly impressed as well.

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