This is one of the few Bourbons/whiskeys being distilled in Oklahoma at the moment. For all the glorious information, you can check out the interview Kris did with the Garrett, owner and distiller, here.
Company: Scissortail Distillery
Distillery: Scissortail Distillery
Location: Moore, OK
Mash Bill: Corn, Rye, and Barley. He wouldn’t tell us the exact mash bill, but has heavy corn (according to Garrett, it’s better for fast aging.)
Age: 8 months
ABV: 45% (90 proof)
Color: Very pale yellow (platinum blonde)
Nose: Super light nose with ethanol, little bit of oak, hint of vanilla, sugar cookie, touch of lemon.
Taste: Tastes like it smells, ethanol, there is a smokey charred oak flavor, hint of vanilla and sugar cookie and lemon. Very young tasting.
Finish: Small finish with some slight heat, and a warm throat feel with some spice on your tongue.
Overall: This is super light baby whittle bourbon that, once again, if you like light Bourbons, try you some. It’s pretty easy to drink, although being so young it lacks some depth that I wish was there. More depth, more flavor, just more. I hope maybe they’ll experiment with some longer aging in the future, crossing my fingers….
I came into this review with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. I definitely think I’ll be trying some cocktails with this one. I feel like this and some Strong Tonic ginger would pair nicely. And, yay for local Oklahoma awesomeness! In other news, I’m working on a cocktails and beertails page… (Spoiler alert!) Hopefully, I’ll get that cracking soon!
Back to business…slightly. Coming soon to a liquor store near you, are a lot of interesting things coming out of the distillery. If you haven’t read Kris’ interview be sure to check it out.