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Woody Creek Distillers
Aged a minimum of four years
MSRP: ~$45 at TW&M
Please enjoy my Woody Creek Distillers Colorado Bourbon Review!
“Colorado Straight Bourbon gracefully aged in new American oak and blended with Rocky Mountain spring water”
Founded in 2012 in Basalt, Colorado
Woody Creek Distillers was founded in 2012. Located in Basalt, Colorado, 15 miles west of Aspen, they produce their whiskeys from locally sourced grains. In fact, they grow the potatoes that they use in their vodka and as a base for their gin, themselves!
I have seen their spirits on store shelves and was curious about them. Consequently, while I was on a recent trip to Colorado, I picked up a bottle of their bourbon.
Woody Creek Distillers Colorado Bourbon starts with a mash bill of locally grown 70% corn, 15% rye & 15% (presumably malted) barley. Subsequently, the bourbon aged in #3 char American white oak barrels for a minimum of 4 years.
Let’s taste it:
🛌 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn
👉Nose: Honey, buttery caramel, cherry candy, cedar, oak, light cinnamon; mild alcohol
👉Taste: Sweet, honey, light caramel, oak
👉Finish: Sweetness lingers but some black pepper and barrel char build; mild cinnamon lingers; moderately long finish with mild burn.
I am enjoying this bourbon. While it is on the lighter side, it still has full flavors. There’s a noticeable honey sweetness, and some youthfulness, but they work together well. In addition, the bit of spice in the finish offers a nice contrast to those earlier flavors.
Have you had anything from Woody Creek Distillers? What did you think? Cheers!🥃
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