Another enormous thank you to Jane Bowie and Denny Potter for the kick off of Bourbon Heritage Month with a Straight Up Celebration, featuring the Wood Finishing Series. The evening was beautiful. The food was plentiful and the whiskey surprised us with an impromptu science lesson!
The star of the evening was definitely the 2021 FAE-02. Finished in barrels with 10 staves made from virgin French oak, this expression is a delicious, chubby mouthful. An abundance of fatty acid esters combined with the non-chill-filtered spirit provide the perfect backdrop to well-integrated spice and oak. Happy hunting for this one!
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Photos by Amanda Harrison. Please tag @straightup.615, @makersmark, and credit to @theblondpanda if you repost photos!!