The use of fresh, 'virgin' American Oak barrels is one of the key contributors to the overall flavour of Kentucky Bourbons, bold with spice, vanilla and a strong woody influence.
America has seen a considerable growth of craft and small-scale producers, many of which are eschewing the traditional styles, offering a more diverse range of grains, casks and types of whiskey being produced.
American Whiskey — Trail's End
Trail's End 45%
The Trail's End is an 8 year old Kentucky Bourbon which has been finished in Oregon oak casks. The mature character is floral with honeysuckle and fruity with a sweet and spicy edge, leading to a toasted nutty note that becomes slightly charred in the finish.