Stellum Straight Bourbon Whiskey
From the makers of Barrell Craft Spirits, Stellum Spirits launched a blend of straights at cask strength in the bourbon and rye categories.
Stellum Bourbon is bottled at 114.98 proof (57.49% ABV) . The blend is focused on a 5–6-year-old IN/KY/TN profile using 3 different Indiana mash bills and includes barrels from 4-16 years old. While sourced from N/KY/TN whiskies, it is more Indiana than any expressions from the Barrell Craft Spirits.
The name "Stellum" is a derivative of the Latin word "Stella" for "Star". Stellium also has an astrological meaning of a group of planes concentrated in a house.
- Appearance: Amber gold.
- Nose: Intense clove and allspice immediately jump out of the glass, supported by creamy macadamia nuts and light tobacco. As the whiskey opens up, sweet aromas of honeysuckle, green apple, and nectarine begin to show, rounded off by toasted rye and oak.
- Palate: The tip of your tongue is met with a hint of vanilla, marshmallow, and cotton candy. The whiskey quickly transforms as it spreads across your tongue, revealing spicy notes of black pepper, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon baked apples. The spice is supported by tart underripe blackberry and apricot that contrasts perfectly against the initial sweetness.
- Finish: The spiciness of the palate carries over into the finish with candied ginger and more black pepper before slowly fading into syrupy sweet honey.
With the Addition of Water: The strong pepper notes are more subdued, allowing for the sweet cinnamon streusel and stewed apples to come to the forefront of the palate.