Classification: Straight Bourbon Finished in Rum Casks
Company: Hard Truth Distilling Co.
Distillery: Undisclosed Distillery(ies)
Release Date: Ongoing
Age: 4 Years
MSRP: $58 (2020)
Rum | Brown sugar | Mild molasses | Light cereal grain | Succulent
Vanilla | Brown sugar | Maple | Oak | Pecan | Sweet & savory
Oak | Leather | Light tobacco | Lingering rum aftertaste
This is Sipes’ is Hard Truth Distilling Co.’s first whiskey release and a bold first choice to go with this particular finish. Rum finished bourbon is a quickly expanding subset of American whiskey, but also a challenging finishing style. Sipes’ is probably what many would expect from a rum finished bourbon, in that it’s sweet and its rum influence isn’t shy. Despite these traits, it doesn't overdo it in either direction either. Its 4 years aging provide it with ample oak notes that nicely play against the whiskey’s sweetness. There are other more complex rum finished whiskeys on the market, but overall Sipes’ is an easy sipper and will provide a satisfying alternative to your usual dram.