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Maple Syrup Barrel Finished Bourbon by Watershed Distillery

Maple Syrup Barrel Finished Bourbon by Watershed Distillery

Watershed Distillery to Produce Limited Release Bourbon Finished in Maple Syrup Barrels

Watershed Distillery, an Ohio-based craft spirits producer, is set to release an ultra-limited edition bourbon, finished in maple syrup barrels. The bourbon is the first release of its kind, combining the sweetness of maple syrup with the depth and complexity of bourbon.

What the Whiskey is All About

This whiskey begins with a mash bill of 70% corn, 25% rye, and 5% malted barley. It spends two years aging in charred, American oak barrels, imbuing it with deep oak, toasted caramel, and baking spice characteristics. Then, it’s finished for six months in barrels that had formerly held pure, Grade A maple syrup, sourced from Prickel Family Farms in Hillsdale, Michigan.

The unique finishing process imparts a sweet, sugary aroma to the bourbon, along with notes of maple, brown sugar, and pie spices. The mouthfeel is rich and full-bodied, with a complexity of sweet and savory flavors, ending with a smooth, warm finish.

Release Details

The bourbon will be sold exclusively at Watershed’s Ohio distilleries and online shop, in 440 ml bottles and miniatures. The batch size is limited to 210 cases, retailing for $39 (440 ml) and $7 (50 ml).

Distiller Comments

“We are very excited to be releasing this unique bourbon,” said distiller Greg Lehman. “It is unlike any other whiskey on the market and we can’t wait for our fans to get their hands on it. We think it’s going to be a hit!”

Looking Ahead

Watershed Distillery plans to continue experimenting with alternative barrel-finishing methods, in order to create one-of-a-kind spirits with individual, bold flavors.

“We are always looking for ways to innovate and push the bounds of the craft spirits industry,” Lehman said. “This bourbon is just the beginning of our journey, and we can’t wait to see where it takes us.

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2 Comments

  1. Cheers!”

    The limited release bourbon finished in maple syrup barrels from Watershed Distillery is a true testament to their dedication to innovation and creating unique flavor profiles. The combination of sweet maple with traditional bourbon characteristics makes for an exciting and highly anticipated release. Cheers to Watershed for pushing boundaries and delighting their fans with new and bold spirits.

  2. Cheers!”

    As a whiskey enthusiast, I am highly intrigued by this unique release from Watershed Distillery. A maple syrup barrel finish is certainly unconventional, but I have no doubt it will create a delicious fusion of flavors. I appreciate the distillery’s commitment to experimentation and pushing the boundaries of the craft spirits industry. I can’t wait to try this limited edition bourbon and see what other innovative releases they have in store. Cheers to Watershed Distillery for their creativity and passion for making exceptional spirits!

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Written by Emma Jones

Emma Jones has been writing about the spirits industry for the past five years. She has a degree in journalism and has written for several publications. Emma is passionate about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon, and loves to share her knowledge with her readers. She is an active member of the Bourbon Women Association and the Kentucky Distillers Association. Emma is also a frequent speaker at whiskey and bourbon events, and has been featured in several publications and podcasts. She is dedicated to educating her readers on the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon, and is always looking for new ways to share her knowledge.

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