7 Years - 2006 Corti Brothers Exquisite Whiskey

Specialty bottling for the renowned "Corti Brothers" Grocery store and Wine merchants, Sacramento, California (since 1947).

"7 year old Kentucky Bourbon (classic mash bill, 70% corn, 25% rye, 5% malted barley) was shipped to Amador Distillery in Jackson, California, to be finished in special barrels. These barrels were originally American white oak Whiskey barrels [...]. They were then used from 1972 to 2013 to age a singular Amador County wine, Mission del Sol, produced by Harbor Winery in West Sacramento, California from century old Mission vines planted in Amador County's Shenandoah Valley.
In 2013, the Mission barrels were emptied and refilled with this whiskey. The last Mission del Sol vintage in these barrels was 1986, made from grapes from [...] vines planted in the...

Specialty bottling for the renowned "Corti Brothers" Grocery store and Wine merchants, Sacramento, California (since 1947).

"7 year old Kentucky Bourbon (classic mash bill, 70% corn, 25% rye, 5% malted barley) was shipped to Amador Distillery in Jackson, California, to be finished in special barrels. These barrels were originally American white oak Whiskey barrels [...]. They were then used from 1972 to 2013 to age a singular Amador County wine, Mission del Sol, produced by Harbor Winery in West Sacramento, California from century old Mission vines planted in Amador County's Shenandoah Valley.
In 2013, the Mission barrels were emptied and refilled with this whiskey. The last Mission del Sol vintage in these barrels was 1986, made from grapes from [...] vines planted in the...

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7 Years
2006
2014
45.2%
0.75 l
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"Mission del Sol" dark sweet wine barrels, American white oak
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Davisscholar
24. Mar 2015
Corti Brothers is an incredible local institution with decades of worldwide connections for attaining any specialty grocery, wine or spirit. They even had store-exclusive bottlings of Pappy Van Winkle in the early 2000s, and supplied the "Cognacaise" bottle style that everybody knows from Pappy these days.

This Whiskey, then, is a true oddball - it starts as a great 7Y Bourbon, but is finished nontraditionally and outside of Bourbon country.
Its finish is in sweet wine barrels of rich history, and they dominate the nose. It would make a perfect ringer in any Scotch or Bourbon tastings, as the Bourbon qualities are greatly hidden. If you have never tried a "Sherry monster" from the old days, this comes close.

The palate is further refined by the dark sweet wine impact, with a little bit of rye spiciness coming through. Incredibly intense, complex and involving, making it a truly singular spirit.

It is remarkable that nobody has started a rumour that it may be a young Van Winkle...