Shenk’s Homestead Distillery Sour Mash Whiskey honors the legacy of historic American whiskey figure John Shenk, who in 1753 founded a distillery that was to become known as Michter’s in the 20th Century. It is made in Kentucky according to the traditional Sour Mash process whereby a portion of the previously distilled whiskey mash (referred to as “setback”) is added into the next batch. This full-bodied small batch whiskey is 91.2 proof.
Shenk’s Homestead Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey 2022 is a sour mash whiskey with a rye-forward profile. Its rich characteristics are due to a portion of the whiskey being finished in 24 month air dried French Oak Barrels that were specially toasted to add to the unique finish and rich mouthfeel of the whiskey.
NOSE: Brown sugar with backing spice and fresh citrus.
PALATE: Sweet caramel notes, nutmeg, cloves and dried fruit.
FINISH: Long, lingering citrus and elegant oak.