FOUNDER’S RESERVE EG HH10
CASK STRENGTH, SINGLE BARREL
Founder’s Reserve EG HH10 is our first ever cask-strength, single barrel, American single malt whiskey. It is special, rare and, in our opinion, very, very good. We can take credit for some factors – the bespoke mashbill, excellent distillation partner and quality barrel maturation, but not all; chance also had a major role to play in creating this dram.
Journey: In late 2018, during a barrel reorganization, Phil discovered a solo new-oak cask from our Evergreen distillation run with Westland Distillery in Seattle, WA. She was tucked into a corner of the basement of the barn mixed in with and hidden from view by barrels from our maturing Lone Star collection. Read the full story here.
Nose: Salted caramel, followed by cocoa powder, whole grain bread, maple syrup, hints of oak and orange pith.
Palate: Rich and oily mouthfeel with a cinnamon and clove spiciness that lingers in a long finish. A few drops of water bring forth a dark, molasses sweetness.
This dynamic cask-strength, single barrel whiskey highlights the dark and spicy notes from our unique grain bill and years spent in a new American oak cask. It’s a dark gingersnap cookie to warm you from the inside.