A popular trend in Bourbon is finishing them in wine barrels.  It is interesting to see the effect that has on Bourbon.  110 Proof.  This is a 4-year-old Bourbon, finished for 6 months in French Bordeaux wine barrels which previously held Ammunition Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon.  Special mash bill of 70% Corn, 20% Rye, and 10% Malted Barley.  Light brown (iced tea) in color, clear and bright.  I love the nose.  Caramel, butterscotch, and old wood.  It smells like Bourbon although very smooth especially considering the alcohol.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, there is caramel, but also cherry (think whiskey sour) notes with some cinnamon and a touch of very dark chocolate.  Some heat but again, this is surprisingly smooth considering the alcohol.  The addition of an ice cube and allowing for a touch of melting brings it right into my wheelhouse.  Overall, it appears that using used red wine barrels gives the Bourbon a bit of polish and smoothness while adding some interesting flavors especially to the finish.  A nice Bourbon to add to the rotation.  

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