Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Old 55 Distillery
Distillery: Old 55 Distillery
Release Date: Ongoing
Age: 4 Years
Mashbill: 80% Corn, 20% Wheat
MSRP: $75 (2021)
Brandy | Raisins | Nutmeg | Graham cracker | Oak | Quite unique
Dark brown sugar | Maple sugar candy | Cherry cola | Vanilla | Blackberries
Molasses | Charred oak | Baking spice | Allspice
When we first checked in on Old 55 Distillery we were subsequently blown away by their four year old bourbon. Being from Indiana, it’s easy to assume the whiskey came from MGP given the origin state, but in classic M. Night Shyamalan manner - surprise! - the company distilled it themselves.
It’s quite uncommon to feature the flavor profile and general intensity that is on display with this relatively young and unheard of Indiana distillery. Much like the single barrel we tasted last year, the sip is rich, surprisingly so at times. Some of this might be the result of aging in 30 gallon barrels, but the size of the barrel alone isn’t going to take bad base whiskey and suddenly make it great. Tasting another single barrel a year removed from our previous review ended up with similar results, a testament to the quality and consistency the brand is putting out. It carefully walks-the-line of approachability for newbies and offers just enough intensity and inspired flavors for diehards. Old 55 continues to give whiskey drinkers a reason to search the distillery out.