Shenk's Homestead 2020 / Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey
Shenk's Homestead 2020 / Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey / usa / 91.2 Proof / 750 ml
Shenk’s Homestead Sour Mash Whiskey honors the legacy of historic American whiskey figure John Shenk, who in 1753 founded a distillery that was to become known as Michter’s in the 20th Century. It is made in Kentucky according to the traditional Sour Mash process whereby a portion of the previously distilled whiskey mash (referred to as “setback”) is added to the next batch. This full-bodied, small batch whiskey is 91.2 proof. It has a high-rye mash bill and is aged in barrels made from wood that has been naturally air-dried and seasoned for at least 3 years. The longer seasoning combined with Michter's specified toast and char allows the oak aromas and character specific to Chinquapin oak to be fully expressed.