As we walk through the liquor store aisles this bourbon caught my eye for one particular reason, the label indicated that it’s women-owned. That was important because the whole reason I started blogging about whiskey was to help educate other women about whiskey. I think in the whiskey world it’s always great to support other females who love whiskey just as much as you do.
Republic Restoratives Distillery is based in Washington D.C. They are the largest crowdfunded distillery in the US. It’s a bourbon that is finished in 50 year old Armagnac casks. The mash bill consists of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley.
Nose: rye and leather
Palate: spices, honey, apricots, vanilla and fruit
Finish: rich and sweet
Cost: $51.99 (what we paid)
This whiskey is very rich, buttery and leans on the sweeter side of whiskey. Initially, I though that be off putting to me (I don’t particularly care for a sweet whiskey) but it wasn’t. The sweetness is there but you then get hit with spices and warmth. It doesn’t have a big bite but a subtle tug at the back of your mouth.
It’s a whiskey that would honestly be amazing in an Old Fashioned. It’s also perfect for people who enjoy a whiskey that is slightly sweeter. Not going to lie, I’m surprised I liked it. It was good on it’s own but I’m more excited for the great cocktails we’ll be able to make with it. Definitely very happy with our purchase.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.