Almost too expensive to drink. But I’m going to anyhow because really good bourbon is meant to share.
Orphan Barrel Copper Tongue 16 Year Old Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whisky
Bourbon /44.9% ABV / United States
- United States
Orphan Barrel Copper Tongue 16 Year Old Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whisky emanates aromas of almond and toffee that give way to reveal a delicate floral perfume. With a surprising mellowness uncommon of a cask strength bourbon, Copper Tongue boasts juicy bursts of candied orange and hints of cedar that carry through to the long finish. Lovingly bottled in Tullahoma, Tennessee, it is best served straight, neat or on the rocks. Includes one 750 mL, 100 proof bottle of Orphan Barrel Copper Tongue 16 Year Old Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whisky. Please drink responsibly.View all products by Orphan BarrelCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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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.