We bottled the first batch of bourbon with four different floors to start the year. This month’s bottling consists of floors 2, 3, 4, and 5 with 18%, 31%, 40%, and 11% of each floor, respectively.
As our barrels keep aging we continue to use different variations of floors with each batch. Initially, we started off with only two floors in a single bottling – so this is a pretty big jump. Not only did we use the most floors in this round, we also introduced floor four to the mix. I hadn’t sampled this floor very often and since we haven’t mixed it with other barrels, I wasn’t sure how this would turn out. I only had a hunch that it would taste good because we all enjoy floors three and five so much.
I’ll be honest, this is a good one. I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor and the finish continues to linger longer than any of our previous releases. It only got better when we decided to accompany our traditional Ben with our Rickhouse version, coming in at 119.2 proof.