Was nice, simple, some oak, good mouth feel, balanced
Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon
Bourbon /45% ABV / Sonoma County, California, United States
- Sonoma County, United States
- Base Ingredients
Pipe Dream Bourbon is made from a high corn mash-bill and blended from barrels aged between four and twelve years. Smooth and complex, it is a true sipping whiskey. Powerful nose of sweet maple, vanilla and a hint of honey. On the palate, it is rich, deep and complex with roasted pecan, vanilla and lingering char and woody notes. Smooth with a hint of black pepper on the finish. Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 21% Raw Rye, 4% Malt BarleyView all products by Redwood EmpireCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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Really easy to drink - probably TOO easy. :)
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.