Bomberger’s & Shenk’s Bourbon Set 2020 Release


About the Whiskey

The 2020 release of Bomberger’s is a flavorful Kentucky Straight Bourbon with a distinctively smooth character that belies its 108 proof strength. For the aging of this release, our Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson chose barrels made from special wood that has been naturally air dried for over 3 years. While some Chinquapin (Quercus muehlenbergii) oak barrels were utilized in the maturation of the 2019 release of Bomberger’s, this year our production team opted to increase the proportion of the bourbon that spent time in Chinquapin oak. The special cooperage elevates the unique attributes of this wonderful Kentucky straight bourbon.

Appearance: Rich, mahogany brown

Nose: Toast and buttery caramel with some plum

Palate: Full throttle yet remarkably smooth with some burnt sugar and a bit of both milk and dark chocolate

Finish: Robust with complex depth

Shenk's is a Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey made with a substantial amount of rye. Following up with the success of the 2019 release, where some Chinquapin barrels were utilized during maturation, the 2020 release utilizes a greated percenrtage of whiskey aged in Chinquapin Oak in each batch. The wood has been naturally air dried and seasoned for atleast 3 years. The longer seasoning combined with our specified toast and char allows the oak aromas and characters specific to Chiquapin oak to fully express themselves. 

Appearance: Dark amber

Nose: Notes of burnt orange peel set against rich crème brulee

Palate: Luxurious mouth feel with warm baking spices and hints of cardamom up front. Followed by honeyed oak with a touch of cherry.

Finish: Substantial and long lasting with some spice


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