Our first raffle of 2022 features two bottles of bourbon from distilleries local to Atlanta.
The first is ShortBarrel Toasted 101, a small batch Kentucky Bourbon aged a few long Kentucky summers, re-barreled in new traditional medium toasted barrels for a minimum of 21 days. The result - is a pleasantly balanced toasted bourbon with just the right amount of vanilla, candy and sweet oak flavor. Bottled at 101 proof this bourbon will surely become a staple on any bar.
The second is from the Distillery of Modern Art, a very new distillery. The bottle is a corn whiskey that is being distilled at the present time. We can't say for certain that the bottle will be ready at the time of the drawing, but if it isn't, a gift certificate will be provided for later pickup.
$150 Value / $10 Ticket
86 of 150 Tickets Sold
Nose: Rich vanilla, sweet caramel, and robust oak. A touch of red fruit sweetness accents the oak nicely by adding a slight degree of jest. The nose is nicely constructed, and even though it doesn’t present an abundance of depth, what it does offer is spot on.
Mouth: A thick buttery viscosity is immediately striking. Within it holds a wealth of rich oak notes that border between young and old. Excellently balanced, it presents its flavors on an even keel. This forthright delivery may not be overly dramatic, but it is striking in its harmony.
Finish: Already packing a nice amount of intensity for a 90 proof bourbon, it’s during the Weller 12 Year’s finish that a gentle ramp up of heat and intensity occurs. Pecan, caramel, and a faint red fruit note are the first to take advantage of it. While it is quick and fleeting, a burst of warm oak follows that works great as the finish’s endgame.
$250 Value / $20 Ticket
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Blanton’s Gold is a higher proofed version of Blanton’s that is only available in International markets and duty-free outlets (if you are lucky).
Nose: Brown sugar, caramel, some vanilla, Possibly a hint of maple syrup or butterscotch, not much alcohol vapor. I expected more with the proof at 103. I’ve seen bottles of Gold at lower proofs, so I was looking forward to this one being a bit higher proof.
Mouth: It has some heavy oak notes and a nice little burn to it. All of the amazing smells that were on the nose were not nearly as noticeable as the oak and alcohol on the first sip.
Finish: Lasts on both the tip of the tongue as well as the back of the palate for at least 30-45 seconds.
$400 Value / $30 Ticket
98 of 150 Tickets Sold