Buzzard’s Roost Releases 5-Year-Old Toasted French Oak Bourbon

Bourbon

January 18, 2022

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.

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