In making their smoke and peat series bourbon, distillery first started with their gold medal award winning Berkshire Bourbon that has been previously aged in Virgin American white oak barrels. Once it has been aged to perfection, they then transferred it to casks that have been freshly emptied of an Islay single malt Scotch. Distillers let the bourbon finish in these heavily peated and smoked casks for just the right amount of time. The resultant whiskey is sure to please, perhaps even bring together, two typically different types of whiskey drinkers.
The smoke and peat on the nose are hard to miss. However, the first impression is one of spice, vanilla, chocolate, and oak. Then the confusion sets in; the wonderful classic bourbon notes fade leaving one with a lovely, lingering and layered taste of smoke, peat and yes, a tad of iodine on the palate.