DISTILLERY 291 ~ BAD GUY ~ COLORADO BOURBON WHISKEY
Gavin, our spirits buyer, has helped with these selections and since he’s our go-to-all-things-whiskey guy, you should probably read on!
Distillery 291 has quickly become one of my favorite Colorado distilleries. One of the interesting aspects of The Bad Guy is the aspen stave finish. This bourbon is a stand out. A wheated, four-grain bourbon with a mash of corn, malted rye, malted wheat, and beech smoked barley. An incredibly full-bodied, intense and complex bourbon.
It can certainly be enjoyed neat, but I feel a few drops of water can open it up, given its fairly compact at roughly 120 proof.
On the nose: spicy, floral, dark sweet candy
Taste: caramel, candied apple, aspen ‘floral’ notes
Finish: STRONG, lingering aspen notes followed by a spicy rye ‘peppar’