Stellum Straight Bourbon Whiskey
(750ml) [USC 92]
Regular price $74.99 Sale price $54.97 Save $20.02
Stellum Bourbon finds its flavor in the tension of three Indiana Bourbon mash bills, two of which are high-rye, with the third being almost exclusively corn. Older barrels from both Kentucky and Tennessee are folded in slowly, through a multi-step blending process. This brings added layers of depth and complexity, ultimately allowing us to round out a uniquely Stellum flavor profile.
Appearance: Amber gold.
Nose: Intense clove and allspice immediately jump out of the glass, supported by creamy macadamia nuts and light tobacco. As the whiskey opens up, sweet aromas of honeysuckle, green apple, and nectarine begin to show, rounded off by toasted rye and oak.
Palate: The tip of your tongue is met with a hint of vanilla, marshmallow, and cotton candy. The whiskey quickly transforms as it spreads across your tongue, revealing spicy notes of black pepper, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon baked apples. The spice is supported by tart underripe blackberry and apricot that contrasts perfectly against the initial sweetness.
Finish: The spiciness of the palate carries over into the finish with candied ginger and more black pepper before slowly fading into a syrupy sweet honey.
With the Addition of Water: The strong pepper notes are more subdued, allowing for sweet cinnamon streusel and stewed apples to come to the forefront of the palate.
Gold – SF World Spirits Competition 2021
92 Points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021
"Warm, toasty notes of cherry Danish, coconut, orange-drizzled pound cake, and coffee abound on the nose. Smooth despite being bottled at cask strength, this allows for sultry grain and brown sugar notes to come through with graham cracker and bold cinnamon on the finish."
91 Points - Whisky Advocate
"Maraschino cherries, spiced pears, ginger, and a hint of allspice on the nose, plus antique-shop mustiness, orange tart, and earthy aromatic spice. Smooth on the palate, with loads of spice atop chocolate and fruit notes, raspberry coulis, dark cherry, caramel, and cigar box. Water produces Creamsicle, blackberry jam, and pepper spice. The finish is long and delicious, with notes of brown sugar and maple syrup. A bounty of flavors and spices."
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"Balanced, nuanced, and full-flavored yet easy to sip, hits all the right marks." -Breaking Bourbon
"This one is going to fly off the shelves." -Bourbon & Banter