We have some exciting and urgent news. Rick + Owen from Locke + Co Distilling have just dropped off around 100 autographed bottles of their Limited Release Cask Strength Single-Barrel Rye, Colorado's first single barrel, at Bonnie Brae Liquor. About half of these 129 proof beauties are already sold. This Barrel was hand selected by the amazing Bonnie Brae Liquor staff and aged for 3 years in a char-5 barrel.
Char 5 barrels have been called ‘Alligator Char’ with the char having lots of peaks and valleys. Giving the whiskey more caramel and vanilla, a subtle increase of spice and smoke, mellower tannins, and less woody/coconut flavors.
The rye whiskey was then finished with hand cut and hand charred aspen wood for eight more months which gives the whiskey notes of cinnamon, light brown sugar, and toffee.