Litchfield Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting

Today we’re tasting and sharing Litchfield Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Join us for a quick peek into this craft distillery and to hear what we think about this spirit…

 

About Litchfield Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey

“Our Straight Bourbon Whiskey displays a beautiful amber color and releases wonderful vanilla and butterscotch notes. It has a smooth, balanced taste with a slightly peppery finish. It mixes extremely well in classic cocktails like Old-Fashioned’s, or simply enjoyed neat. Bottled at 92 proof.”

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We call ourselves Batchers in honor of the early farmers of Northwest Connecticut, a region that became known for its ample yield of wheat, corn and barley. Coaxing these crops from the rocky terrain took a certain type of grit and determination.

Today, we take the best our local farmers have to offer and distill fine craft spirits, one batch at a time. They do the growing. We do the batching. And you get a little share in this luscious little section of Connecticut called Litchfield County. Come taste The Spirit of Hard Work®.

Litchfield Distillery

https://litchfielddistillery.com/

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The Crafty Cask celebrates and supports craft alcohol makers through engaging consumer content, events, virtual tastings, and online education. We help craft enthusiasts drink better and craft makers market their brands better to build thriving small businesses that keep #TipplerNation drinking well!

Your hosts for this event, alongside the featured maker, are Suzanne Henricksen, Founder of The Crafty Cask and Evan Rothrock, sommelier, certified cider professional, mixologist, and bespoke wine tour guide.

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Hi there I’m Suzanne

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and this is Evan from The Crafty Cask

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and today we are here to talk to you about

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Litchfield Distillery

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Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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for those of you who don’t know

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Straight Bourbon is an indication of age

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Bourbon doesn’t have any minimum aging requirements

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but Straight Bourbon needs to be

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aged for a minimum of two years

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and while all Bourbon has to be at least 51% corn

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the other 49% can be other grains

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and this particular one is a mix of corn

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rye and barley

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should we take a little sniff yes

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so some distinctive sweetness on the nose

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kind of some honey caramel notes sure

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I get a little banana

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like almost like banana flambe or like a sweetened

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like banana caramelized

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yeah kind of a caramelized banana

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mmm and on the palate

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it packs a like

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spicy punch on the front of my palate

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but then as I continue to let it look in like

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linger in my mouth

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the sweetness really shines through

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it’s a really nice kind of spicy

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sweet thing going on for me

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yeah I’m getting some kind of nuttiness

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um almost uh

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I was like a little

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kind of coffee undercurrent there as well

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um imagine that might be due to the compliments of the

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mash bill with the rye and the barley

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sure yeah now

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the fun thing about Litchfield Distillery is

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they don’t actually call themselves distillers

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they call themselves batchers

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um and that’s an honor of

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the early farmers in northwest Connecticut

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I guess they used to call themselves batches back then

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um and so they are very dedicated

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to sourcing local ingredients

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and taking the best of what they can find locally

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and batching it in small batches

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to bring you a delicious taste of their area

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I can see this going really nicely in uh

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well probably a lot of different

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common whiskey and Bourbon cocktails

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um but I can really appreciate this in

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like a boulevardier

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where you got some of the bitterness of the Campari

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or the aperitif that you’re gonna use

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to offset the sweetness here

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and create a little bit of the underlying spice

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yeah absolutely

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but honestly

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sips straight beautifully as well

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yeah like it really is a nice

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straight sipper

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but it would perform very nicely in cocktails

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and I definitely like things that have a little

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bit of extra spice in cocktails

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and this does have a nice little bit of spice

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considering development yeah

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the balance of sweetness to spice

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and I guess again

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attributing that to the rye yeah

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is really nice in this

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yeah absolutely

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if you wanna give Litchfield Distillery

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Straight Bourbon a try

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we hope you enjoy it as much as we are cheers

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