r/bourbon – 2022 – Rare Character – The Stone Giant
Info: Distilled 5/2016, Bottled 1/2022, 75/21/4 Mashbill, 56.26% ABV
Additional Info: Distilled at MGP and aged fully at Castle & Key’s Warehouse B, this barrel matured completely in the stone E.H.Taylor warehouses on the property. Dumped, and bottled at cask strength after 5 years and 8 months of aging. This artwork is my vision of how these warehouses sit compared to other, smaller storage facilities.. If you’ve ever toured Warehouse B/C at Castle & Key, you know that this warehouse goes on for ever. It’s the longest warehouse still standing and holds more than 50,000 barrels. Other, smaller warehouses dot the landscape around, but they can’t compare to the size and grandeur of the facility.
Notes: A bit sweeter, oakier, more on profile for a “oh yes, this is bourbon” bourbon. Vanilla cream, pound cake, honey and maple candies. Bold oak, pepper, root beer candies, cinnamon and caramel candies. Rich, sweet, quite a bit of viscosity on the palate. Long, sweet finish with a final, oaky, bite.