Woody Creek Distillers Bourbon /45%/ –
Woody Creek Distillers were founded by Mark Kleckner and Mary and Pat Scanlan in 2012. The company is located in Basalt, about 15 miles west of Aspen and rely on local ingredients. Wood Creek produces potato vodka (the company grows potatoes on their own farm) gin, rye whiskey (the winner of 2016 World Spirit Competition) and the latest addition to the range, Woody Creek Colorado Straight Bourbon. The latter is distilled from mash composed of 70% corn, 15% rye and 15% malted barley and aged in # 3 level charred new American oak barrels for a minimum of four years then bottled at 45% abv.Nose
: pretty spicy, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cocoa powder, honey, caramel, hints of vanilla and toasted oak.
Palate: follows the nose, allspice, nutmeg, white pepper, cinnamon buns, caramel, vanilla, honey, touch of chocolate and oak.
Finish: fairly long, with lots of spices from the palate, dark chocolate, caramel and toasted oak.