Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey – Lexington Brewery & Distillery (Alltech)

Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey is a small-batch bourbon that is distilled and bottled at the Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company in Lexington, Kentucky. The distillery is located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail and is home to some of the most popular bourbon brands in the world, including Jim Beam and Knob Creek. Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey is made with a mashbill of 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley. The bourbon is aged in new charred oak barrels for at least four years, followed by a finishing period in Oloroso sherry casks. This finishing process gives the bourbon a unique flavor profile with notes of dried fruit, spice, and chocolate.

What is Sherry Cask Finishing?

Sherry cask finishing is a process in which whiskey is aged in sherry casks after it has been aged in new charred oak barrels. Sherry casks are typically made from Spanish oak and have been used to age sherry for many years. The sherry casks impart a unique flavor profile to the whiskey, with notes of dried fruit, spice, and chocolate.

Tasting Notes

Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey is a rich and flavorful bourbon. On the nose, it has aromas of dried fruit, spice, and chocolate. On the palate, it is full-bodied and smooth, with flavors of dried fruit, spice, chocolate, and oak. The finish is long and lingering, with a subtle hint of sweetness.

Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey glass

Serving Suggestions

Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. It is a versatile bourbon that can be used in a variety of cocktails, such as the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, and Boulevardier.

Here are a few serving suggestions:

  • Neat: Pour 2 ounces of Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey into a rocks glass. Add a splash of water (optional). Swirl the bourbon in the glass and enjoy.
  • On the rocks: Pour 2 ounces of Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Add more ice to taste. Enjoy.
  • Old Fashioned: Combine 2 ounces of Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey, 1 sugar cube, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until the sugar cube is dissolved. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist and a cherry. Enjoy.
  • Manhattan: Combine 2 ounces of Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey, 1 ounce of sweet vermouth, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry. Enjoy.
  • Boulevardier: Combine 1 ounce of Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey, 1 ounce of Campari, and 1 ounce of sweet vermouth in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy.

Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey is a well-made and delicious bourbon that is sure to please even the most discerning palate. It is a great value for the price and is a great bourbon to have on hand for any occasion.

 

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