Found North 18 Years Old Cask Strength Rye Whisky Batch 004 - Grain & Vine | Natural Wines, Rare Bourbon and Tequila Collection

Found North 18 Years Old Cask Strength Rye Whisky Batch 004

$ 145

Each batch of Found North whisky is a careful selection of casks blended to bring out the best and most distinctive qualities of the chosen whiskies. Every release is unique, but each also builds on previous batches and fits into the unfolding saga of Found North. All our whiskies are non-chill filtered with no coloring or additives. Batch 001 and Batch 002 were released in April 2021 and both received Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Batch 004 was built around a 21-year corn component with lovely caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla notes and a highly viscous and naturally sweet 25-year corn component aged in Hungarian oak that was dripping in molasses. We balanced the viscosity with spice and fruit from a combination of two different style ryes, both aged 18 years. The first was aged in ex-Speyside scotch casks providing bright, fresh fruit. The second was aged in rechar American oak, which cut the viscosity in the mid-palate with a distinct tingling cardamom and ginger quality. The spice from the rye teases out the concentrated burnt sugar quality of the 25-year-old casks.

Batch Details:

  • 2,746 Bottle Outrun
  • 18-25-Year-Old Whiskies
  • 62.4% ABV | 124.8 Proof
  • 80% Corn | 19% Rye | 1% Malted Barley
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • No Additives
  • Natural Color

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Batch 004 presents sticky maple syrup, leather, and mahogany wood extract on the nose. It is like bubbling-hot butterscotch drizzled on top of a Tahitian vanilla bean affogato mixed with caramelized red fruits, reminiscent of old French-style rum. The slick, viscous palate presents shortbread and chocolate-covered cashews dunked in a demerara river of oil and pure, liquefied sugarcane, followed by a spicy warm finish that tingles and envelopes your chest