Filibuster Dual Cask French Oak Barrel Bourbon
Filibuster Distillery was founded in 2013 in Washington D.C. “with the idea of offering discerning spirits consumers a creative alternative to larger production brands.” Taking inspiration from Scotland’s varied cooperage traditions in regards to whiskey, Filibuster attempts a differentiated approach to the aging process for their bourbon and rye. Specifically with its “Dual Cask” series, which includes bourbon, rye, and gin, the American tradition of aging in new charred oak barrels is upheld – but then followed by a second aging in French wine oak barrels.
"Aged in American oak casks, then finished in “white-wine seasoned French oak barrels,” this honey-hued whiskey has rich, powerful aromas of apricots and butterscotch. On the palate, surprising floral accents transition into honey and rounded stone-fruit notes, with a bit of a tannic pucker on the finish."... 7/1/2013 Wine Enthusiast...Kara Newman