Sunday, May 19, 2019

Caught on COLA - Bourbon

Hey bourbonites! I'm back with another installment of Caught on COLA - Bourbon. This time we have four bourbons that I scoped out on the TTB COLA site. So without further adieu, let's see what is hiding in those rickhouses.
First up is Penelope Bourbon Batch #2 from, well, Penelope Bourbon of all places.  This Kentucky bottled, MGP-sourced bourbon is a follow up to Batch #1 which the company released in March 2019. Coming in at 80 proof (40% Alc./Vol.), the juice is a four-grain mash blended from three bourbon mashbills with corn, rye, wheat and malted barley. The final blend is then "aged at least 24 months in charred new American oak barrels. I'm unsure of a release date and there is no mention of Batch #2 on their website.
Our next contestant is from Denver based Mile High Spirits, who already boasts a varied selection with their Fireside Bourbon, Peach-flavored Whiskey, Elevate Vodka, Denver Dry Gin, Cuidado Tequila and Peg-Leg Rum. Now they are adding their Fireside Single Barrel Straight Bourbon which is aged two years and two months (according to the label) and sits at a very respectable 116 proof (58% Alc./Vol.). Once again, no mention on their website of the release so I have no idea of release date.
Our third entry is from Responsible Lee, LLC based in Livermore, California. They are set to introduce their Responsible Lee Straight Bourbon in July 2019 if I am deciphering the entries on their website correctly. This is another MGP-sourced juice that is aged at least two years and tips the scales at 86 proof (43% Alc./Vol.). Looking at the mashbill they list on the label (corn, wheat, rye), it looks like we have another wheater to try. 
And finally, Wildrye Distilling, maker of Five Drops Bourbon, brings us their latest distillate, Bull & Bear Bourbon Whiskey. This very young juice, aged for one year, is coming out the bottle at 90 proof (45% Alc./Vol.). They don't even mention the release on their website so I can't list a release date. 

Well, that's it for now. Check back tomorrow for the mead edition of Caught on COLA and come back next week for the latest bourbon COLA news. Until then, cheers!

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