Watershed Bourbon Review: A Flavorful Apple Brandy Dance

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Ah, the bewitching bouquet of bourbon! Let me take you on a whimsical whiskey walk where the apples aren’t just in the orchard but also in the barrel. We’re diving nose-first into the aromatic world of Watershed Distillery Bourbon, finished with aplomb in gorgeous apple brandy barrels. Fasten your seat belts, my spirited connoisseurs, and brace yourselves for a palate-pleasing expedition with Batch 004 Release of this liquid gold.

Scented Prelude: The Nose

Imagine, if you will, a vivid autumnal scene. A gentle breeze whisks the comforting scents of cinnamon apple and vanilla straight into your nose. As the aromatic harmony unfolds, it’s complimented by the sweetness of white sugar and the earthen whispers of corn and fresh grass. It’s like Mother Nature herself brewed a potion – one sniff, and you’re under its spell!

The Heart of the Matter: On the Palate

Let’s savor this elixir. As you take your first sip, the Watershed Distillery Bourbon waltzes in with its partner, the Apple Brandy Barrel Finish. Together they twirl around your taste buds, unveiling layers of charred oak and pure vanilla extract. It’s a deceptively simple dance, yet every step is direct and filled with intent, leaving nothing but admiration for its craft.

A Symphony of Sips: The Finish

Every finesse-filled tipple deserves an encore, and this one bows out with a crescendo of flavors. Notes of chestnuts, plum, and a dominating oak form the bassline, while accents of leather and burnt caramel interweave like a sultry jazz solo. As the final note – the clove – hits, you’re left with the warmth of a well-enjoyed performance.

Hitting the High Notes: Overall Impressions

Now, let’s cut through the chatter. This heroic little drink might just suit those who enjoy the “roar” in a robust whiskey. However, amidst this orchestra of boldness, the Apple Brandy Barrel Finish is the quiet violinist, eager to be heard. For lovers of a harmonic balance, Batch 004 beckons with its new, darker tones of chestnut and clove.

Full-bodied and Forthcoming: Whiskey Tasting Notes

As the Watershed Distillery Bourbon brand matures like a fine cheese – or in this case, a fine whiskey – a certain magic is brewing. The older siblings of this batch carried the apple brandy finish like a delicate scarf, lightly draped. But in Batch 004, our scarf is now a cloak, perhaps too heavy to showcase the intricate lacework of its apple brandy lineage.

From Hidden Gem to Crown Jewel: Distillery Acquisition

Did you hear the whispers in the wind? The jewelry box has been opened, and Watershed Distillery has been adorned with a new gem – Marussia Beverages. This acquisition, secretive as a spy novel, heralds a future of possibilities. The distillery, once a hidden haven for whiskey aficionados, might just unfurl its sails for a voyage into wider seas.

An Evolving Legacy: Batch 004 Release

It’s more than just bourbon – it’s a storytelling device. With the advent of Batch 004, Watershed’s tale continues, now draped in new, captivating branding. Let’s not mince words, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill swill. It’s got the kick of a mule at 127.5 proof, and each sip is rife with the spirited anticipation of what’s to come.

In conclusion, my dear whiskey wanderers, as we stand at the crossroads where robust flavors and delicate finishes collide, we affirm our love for the journey. Perhaps with a little tinkering, the apple brandy nuance could rise like a phoenix from the flames of big, bodacious bourbon notes. So, here’s to the next chapter of Watershed’s whiskey anthology—where the apple doesn’t fall far from the bourbon tree.

Raise your glasses, tip your hats, and let the caramel-colored nectar narrate its next narrative turn. Until then, savor the saga of Watershed Bourbon, finished in Apple Brandy Barrels, where each batch is not just a number – it’s a story, unfolding one sip at a time.

Watershed Bourbon Review: A Flavorful Apple Brandy Dance
Bottle Info

Classification: Straight Bourbon Finished in Apple Brandy Barrels

Company: Marussia Beverages

Distillery: Watershed Distillery

Release Date: October 2023

Proof: 127.5

Age: 6 Years

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Color: Mahogany

MSRP: $90 / 750mL (2023)

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  1. I absolutely loved this Watershed Bourbon Review! The flavorful apple brandy dance on my palate was a delightful surprise and I can’t wait to try more from this distillery.

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Written by Olivia Taylor

Olivia Taylor has been writing about bourbon for the past five years and has become an expert in the field. She is passionate about educating people about the history and culture of bourbon and loves to share her knowledge with others. Olivia is also an avid traveler and has visited many of the world's top bourbon distilleries. She is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the American Whiskey Trail. Olivia is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and holds a degree in English Literature. She currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky, where she enjoys exploring the city's vibrant bourbon culture.

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