The first Rickhouse bottling of the year is a fun one. Just like our Ben Holladay Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon, Rickhouse Proof has four floors in this batch. It’s the first time that we have added a fourth floor and it’s been great spreading out across the floors and mixing different flavors from our 2016 distillate.
I was very impressed with this batch once it was in the bottle. It has a lot of really good flavor going on. By now we are familiar with the yields coming out of floors 2, 3, and 5 and are enjoying the results. This fourth floor – floor 4, there’s lots of 4’s going on here – just adds that lingering finish that we haven’t really experienced in the past. It really sticks with you and I love that.
Finishing at 119.2 proof, this is the highest full proof batch we have done so far. While it doesn’t seem like a full proof should make that much of a difference, there is a notable jump in flavor between Rickhouse Proof and our Ben Holladay Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon.