Classification: Straight Bourbons Finished in Missouri White Oak Casks
Company: Lux Row Distillers
Distillery: Sourced (from undisclosed distillery[ies] in Kentucky)
Release Date: September 2021
Mashbill: Undisclosed (Contains a blend of ryed and wheated bourbons)
MSRP: $50 (2021)
Light fresh pine | Light caramel | Faint citrus | Light & airy with a pleasant clean scent
Graham cracker | Gingerbread | Wafer | Honey | Light oak | Gentle & sweet
Light oak | Twinge of cinnamon | Lemon meringue pie | Sweet
As bourbon drinkers, we’re continually told how much the barrel has on the influence of the end product. And nowhere is this more on display than when a company employs a unique type of wood for their barrels. With Independent Stave Company headquartered in Missouri, you might not expect much difference with this release’s finished barrels, but it is actually quite shocking how much of an effect Missouri white oak has on this bourbon.
One of the most noticeable undercurrents of this Daviess County bourbon is its softness. It’s strikingly delicate, from its fresh crisp nose and gentle sweet palate, to its delicate finish. It’s not overly complex by any means, but its value lies in its evenness and novel tone. With bombastic flavor profiles in vogue, it is refreshing to come across something that treads its own path. However, with this subtleness comes the challenge to wow you, and this bourbon probably won’t do that - at least to a major degree. Some will be bored by it, but others who feel like they have experienced it all, will likely find something unique to indulge in here.