High N' Wicked 12 Years Old The Honorable Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished In Ex-Cabernet Barrels
High n’ Wicked, based in Jackson, Wyoming, was formed to present and develop unique American whiskies – releasing singular expressions annually that it deems worthy of its name.
“The Honorable” is its first limited edition release. A 12 year old, 90 proof, Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished for four months in Ex-California cabernet barrels.
HNW No. 1 – The Honorable; Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Ex-California Cabernet Barrels.
No Additives. Non-Chill Filtered.
Aged 12 Years: Aged in New White Oak #4 Char for 11.8 Years and Finished in Ex-California Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Barrels for 4 months.
Mash Bill: 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malt
Cases Released: 1,332 9L Cases – August 2020
Still: Column / Continuous
Entry / Exit: Barrel Entry – 115 Proof; Barrel Exit – 107.1 Proof
Aroma: Rich and Assertive – Dark cherries, redcurrants, dried orange peel, cacao nibs, toffee, dried apricots and a touch of cedar / cigar humidor.
Palate: Layered and full, with subtle complexities – red fruits and citrus on the open, evolving into ruby red grapefruit, cherries, cranberries, dried goji berries, and spearmint with hints of dark cocoa, leather and subtle baking spice notes – clove and allspice at the close. Finishes dry, full, and evolves in the glass. Silky and slightly tannic mouthfeel, inviting for the next sip.