Aged for 11 years in American white oak barrel in Kentucky, Boondocks American Whiskey 95 Proof is made from corn, rye and malt. Light in color but rich, nuanced and complex, fruitiness and exotic spices enhance some of the subtler aromatic characteristics like the toasted marshmallow oak barrel notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and buttery with long pleasant finish. Overall, the whiskey is spicy and warm but does not burn and is sweet like cotton candy. Boondocks American Whiskey 95 Proof has already garnered several accolades including a Gold Medal /90 Points from the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 and was named a Finalist in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016, receiving 92 Points.
Boondocks American Whiskey Cask Strength 127 Proof has distinctive aromas of rich caramel and vanilla. A robust and pleasantly aggressive palate is highlighted by fall spices and oak that leaves a long lasting finish. This expression received a Gold Medal/91 Points in the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 and Best of Category in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016.
Vision is starting where others finished.
Aging bourbon in barrels is an art, not a science. Finishing bourbon demands even more talent because you’re imparting additional flavor and character on what is essentially a completed product. We started with an incredibly smooth and rich 8 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, hand selected by our Master Distiller, Dave Scheurich and then coaxed even more flavor and nuance out of it by aging it a little longer in used port barrels. Throughout the process, Dave routinely pulled samples to ensure the extra aging didn’t overpower the bourbon, but complimented it, adding to the complexity and character.
The result, a beautiful ruby and amber color. Robust, fruity, nicely balanced with warm bourbon notes enhanced by a subtle port finish highlighted by aromas and flavors of raisins, vanilla, a touch of smoke and an oaky but not tannic sweet, big and spicy mouthfeel with a long, pleasant finish.
Wisdom is like spice. It's most noticed when it's absent.
For all of our fans who appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship behind Boondocks, here’s something fun.
The Project Series will introduce us to something new and unique in the world of whiskey. Like everything
made at Boondocks, the Project Series is lovingly overseen by Dave Scheurich, the man behind the brand (Dave still blushes every time we refer to him as the Whisky Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award winner).
The moment we sampled the first batch of Dave’s latest creation, “The Spice Project”, we knew Dave struck gold! Over the next couple of months, Dave perfected the blend, a dash of this a dash of that, until it was perfect.
The first thing you notice with The Spice Project is its bold aroma which features a harmonious blend of
ancient spices that are rich, earthy and a little spicy—reminiscent of apple pie or mulled wine. Its light golden amber hue catches the light and glistens as it’s poured. When you take your first sip, the spices dance on your
tongue, and are balanced by a touch of sweetness. Notes of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg linger, with a hint of
spice and a delightfully prolonged finish.
Consider it a boon from Boondocks, something extra and unique. But don’t consider it too long, grab a
glass and a friend, pick a rocking chair, bar stool or lounge chair, and enjoy.