Jews & Booze 2 Bottle Set Includes:
- 1x "Hennigan's" - J&B ~5.5 year barleywine barrel finished, staved MGP wheated bourbon
- 1x "Straight Outta Kiddush" - J&B ~5.5 year staved MGP wheated bourbon
This set is a pair of single barrels picked by the private Jews and Booze group. They took a barrel of 5 year, 6 month MGP wheated bourbon and added recharred oak staves from a used barrel for 6 months. Then they bottled half of it (“Straight Outta Kiddush”). The other half, they finished for 2 months in a barrel that previously held their previous barleywine beer release and their dark pumpernickel rye release before that, and then bottled it (“Hennigans”). It’s being sold as a set so that you can really see the impact of the beer barrel finish.
"Straight Outta Kiddush" Tasting Notes:
Nose: Pecan pie, the crumble part of apple crumble, caramel.
Palate: Outta the way, OWA! For those that lean towards wheated bourbons, this whiskey is your ace. Saccharine pixie stick sweetness jumps out first and has caramel nipping at its ass trying to get into first. Cola and vanilla are not far behind, joined by some fruity ester notes that are probably from a made up fruit -- or at least not one that this writer has had.
Finish: Long, still sweet with cola flavors in there too. For the age and mash bill, you'll be hard pressed to find better. Add an ice cube to this one and serve it to your spouse who "can't stand bourbon" and they'll still not like bourbon but they'll say that this is their favorite.
"Hennigan's" Tasting Notes:
: Pink Mr. Sketch marker, etrog and cinnamon.Palate
: Bazooka (with the Hebrew cartoons, obviously), cherry candy, cinnamon start it off but then it gets really interesting. There are two mid-palate notes -- one is wintergreen and it's gentle but the larger one is green apple candy, like maybe a Jolly Rancher. The mid-palate lasts only long enough to leave an impression before it cruises towards notes of maple, burnt sugar and anise in the back.Finish
: Long. Persistent. Kinda like Saturday shul if you hit the bottle too hard on a Friday night.