For many whiskey brands, their story is almost just as important as their flavor and so for a "tribute" expression like Shenk’s Homestead, that story needs to be exemplary. The whiskey is named after historic American whiskey figure John Shenk who, in 1753, established the beginnings of the distillery that would ultimately become Michter's. While the original distillery itself no longer produces spirits, Shenk’s legacy continues to live on in each bottle of this small-batch brand.
Released in 2018, this special bottling of the Shenk’s Homestead Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey is made using the traditional Sour Mash process. By adding previously distilled whiskey mash, known in the industry as "setback", to each new batch of whiskeys the distillery is able to create a consistent and well-balanced flavor profile that works exceptionally well whether it’s sipped neat, on the rocks, or cocktails.
Each sip of this gorgeous chestnut-colored whiskey begins with the scrumptious nose of honey, cherry oak, orange zest, and a slight mintiness which paves the way for a luxurious, well-rounded palate of caramel, burnt sugar, exotic spices, and a light smokiness that culminates in a long finish of incredible depth.
With only 1810 bottles produced, the Shenk’s Homestead Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey 2018 Release is an extra-special treat worthy of being enjoyed in some of the finest occasions. So don’t wait. Get a bottle for yourself today while you still can!
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