Company: Steel Blending Spirits
Distillery: Sourced (From undisclosed distilleries in Kentucky and Tennessee)
Release Date: Ongoing
Age: 12 Years
Mashbill: 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malted Barley
Color: Medium Copper
MSRP: $75 (2020)
Leather | Vanilla custard | Summer fruits | Citrus | Cinnamon spice | Interesting & inviting with minor flaws
Werther's Original | Butterscotch | Toffee | Maple sugar candy | Clove | Aged oak | Layered flavors with a medium-bodied mouthfeel
Brown sugar | Caramel chews | Tobacco | Leather | Black pepper | Sweet to spice then back to sweet again, lingering
Inspired by music, Three Chord founder Neil Giraldo's songwriting background is applied to their "Perfectly Tuned Taste" blending process, known as pyrolysis - heating the oak to release specific flavor and aroma compounds within the whiskey. Notwithstanding the concerns of purists, the end result revealed in Three Bar Reserve is a delicious one. While the backbone of its Tennessee source is evident, this is surprisingly more complex than expected.
This sample was provided at no cost and no strings attached.