Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing
Distillery: Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing
Release Date: Ongoing
Age: 2 Years
Mashbill: 70% Estate Grown & NY Corn, 15% NY Rye, 15% NY Barley Malt
Color: Medium Copper
MSRP: $38 (2021)
Granny Smith apples | Touch of maple syrup | Summer berries | Light graininess
Caramel chews | Vanilla | Light young oak | Malty with a trace of unaged distillate
Slight rye spice develops | Ginger beer | Sweet graham cracker | Bright summer fruit note | Crisp & refreshing even with grain notes present
Located almost as far west as you can travel in New York state, about 45 miles southwest of Buffalo and only minutes from the southern shores of Lake Erie, Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing claims the title as New York’s first combination distillery, brewery, and winery.
They produce their own product, and the bourbon in review is from their first batch. It offers a crisp, clean assembly of flavors which develops further into the finish, showcasing a dynamic array of fruit, sweet, and malt-grain notes. Its short time of only 2 years spent in the barrel is evident, as there is still an undercurrent of raw grain/distillate notes throughout the sip. It is offered at only $38 (a reasonable price for the first iteration of aged, distilled products from a craft distillery). I’m excited to see how their products develop over time.