Calumet Farm 15 Year Single Rack Black Bourbon
Bourbon /52.5% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
Color: Deep amber throughout with shimmering highlights of copper and sun-yellow Nose: Upon Uncorking: notes of oak and wood char are notable Nose: After Breathing: complex scents of dark fruit and sweet corn Taste : Bold flavors of oak, aged spice and toasted grains are present while toffee and a subtle smoky-sweetness roll across the palate Finish: A lingering finish mellows, leaving sweet tobacco and rye flavors with a slightly dry mouth feelView all products by CalumetCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.