Buzzard’s Roost Releases 5-Year-Old Toasted French Oak Bourbon
Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey announced a new limited release, Toasted French Oak Bourbon.
Jason Brauner, co-founder and master blender for Buzzard’s Roost, selected a five-year-old double-barreled Indiana bourbon for finishing in a toasted barrel with a twist. Instead of traditional American oak, Buzzard’s Roost used 24-month seasoned oak from the Limousin region of France.
French oak is known for its ability to impart intense color, intense sweetness and deep complexity to whiskey. The extra-fine grain structure of French oak allows the whiskey to penetrate the staves in a shorter amount of time, resulting in a whiskey that delivers flavor in an integrated manner.
The mash bill is comprised of 74 percent corn, 21 percent rye and 5 percent malted barley to go into Buzzard’s Roost’s proprietary toasted French oak barrels. This 105-proof (52.5 percent ABV) bourbon is priced at $85.00 (SRP). Five barrels were produced.