Basketball, Racing, and Rye Whiskey, just a few of the things for which Indiana is known.
When we started researching ryes for our first Shortbarrel expression, we knew where to look first.
Although non-age stated, release #3 is a blend of non chill filtered MGP rye barrels, all over 5 years old and blended to our specifications.
We feel that 101 is the perfect proof to hold up to cocktails, sip neat, or enjoy on the rocks. The spice blends with a subtle sweetness to dance this blend across all of your taste buds.
Mouth: Caramel, vanilla, slight mint, surprisingly sweet while holding onto the signature Shortbarrel bold, lingering spice that has become our trademark.
Aroma: Rye spice hits you quickly and then fades into lightly floral notes. Slight notes of baking spices, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, and mint candy in the background.
Finish: Despite a lower proof for some. The long, spice finish remained. It consisted of clove, rye spice, almond, oak, and tobacco leaf.
The Founders Reserve, 114.7 proof Kentucky Bourbon.
Winner of Gold at New York World Wine & Spirits Competition!
No crazy marketing story behind this one. We had the opportunity to taste through several tanked small batches of NCF, barrel-proof 100% Kentucky Straight Bourbon. We found one that we fell in love with, and that's what's inside this bottle.
In true Shortbarrel fashion, we found a whiskey we love and believe you will too. It's a bourbon we will pour over and over again. This batch is limited to just 1340 bottles and will be available in GA and online.
Mashbill: 78.5% Corn, 13% Rye, 8.5% Malted Barley
With an oak, cinnamon stick, vanilla nose, this bourbon will get the senses going quickly. On the first sip you get a complex mixture of mature, dry flavors; leather, with fruit & spice. Think of tart cherry with oak, pepper, and hints of chocolate. The finish lingers and reminds you of the proof, as the fruit and spice notes leave you wanting more
Barrel 62 / 125 Proof
High rye bourbon, sourced from Bardstown Kentucky. Bold, spicy, packed with brown sugar and cherries. Long finish, oily with leather notes. The high rye shows nicely. Would pair well with a cigar or an after dinner dessert.
Barrel 63 / 124.8 Proof
High rye bourbon, sourced from Bardstown Kentucky. Everything the team at Shortbarrel looks for in a bourbon. Intense dark fruit, oak, vanilla with a perfect balance of candies! This one should be a staple on any barrel proof lovers bar. The finish goes for daysssssss........
Barrel 68 / 116.4 Proof
High rye bourbon, sourced from Bardstown Kentucky. Great entry level barrel proof bourbon, hits you hard with the proof up front, but calms down with a nice long oily finish. Overall, good balance, full body and a softly spicy feel.
Barrel 69 / 115.4
High rye bourbon, sourced from Bardstown Kentucky. This one checked all the bourbon tasting boxes. Approachedbale proof for anyone, deep dark cherries, toffee and some orange zest! Balances out great, finish for days.
Barrel 74 / 126.3 Proof
High rye bourbon, sourced from Bardstown Kentucky. If you can handle the proof, here is your bourbon! This one will hit you, but in a great way. At the proof, the heat is enjoyable. Drinks much older than 6.5 years. Long and dry with sweet oak wood, baking spices and a hint of tobacco. A drop of water really opens this one up!
Barrel 75 / 115.5 Proof
High rye bourbon, sourced from Bardstown Kentucky. Sweet vanilla, caramel, butterscotch dances all over the tongue. High rye shows on this one, peppery from the proof. Another incredible finish, just keeps going on and on.