Release No. 4 of Sam Houston Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is our most aged bourbon offering to date. As a 14 year old bourbon, this release embodies all the characteristics that make our Kentucky Straight Bourbon a distinctly American spirit, much like Sam himself.
This entire release was crafted from specific barrels in a private reserve of premium bourbon. The barrels were sampled, ranked and then combined in extremely small, 3-barrel batches for each specific state. No two batches are the same, yet each bottle is a testament to consistency, showcasing the care and craft utilized in creating this limited and rare bourbon.
A S T I N G N O T E S
Color / Deep amber, with cloudy shadows of blackened red are cut with dancing highlights of yellow and copper.
Nose / Heavy notes of oak and toasted wood char present upfront, followed by subtle unfolding of a nutty base and finite floral sweetness.
Taste / A pronounced rye spiciness flows into a detailed offering of warm molasses, leather and black pepper. Toasted grains, corn and dark fruit are present and momentarily rest on the palate.
Finish / The finish is long and well balanced. Traditional warming sensations capture a blend of lively oak notes and a peat-like earthiness. Toffee and rye linger as the flavors fade away.