On the heels of their initial launch, the team behind Hidden Barn Whiskey is back with Hidden Barn Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Series Two, available this month.
A statement from the whiskey-maker notes that Series Two is made up of 10 barrels of whiskey blended by Master Blender Jackie Zykan.
Hidden Barn Series Two brings together pot still production and a high-rye mash bill from barrels distilled at M.B. Roland.
The mash is fermented for three to four days using Christian County, Kentucky water and industry standard yeast. It’s then double-pot distilled and collected at 110 proof. The undiluted distillate is matured in wood-fired Kelvin Cooperage American white oak barrels that rest on property.
Located in Pembroke, Kentucky, M.B. Roland is a founding member of the Kentucky Bourbon Craft Trail.
“As with all Hidden Barn releases, we are looking to showcase the nuance and depth of flavor found only in small batches which allows each barrel to really shine,” Zykan said. “With Series Two, we opted for a high rye mashbill to showcase the multifaceted contribution this flavorful grain brings to a bourbon recipe.”
Zykan’s notes show that Hidden Barn Series Two showcases a high-rye mash bill and its versatility outside of just spice, with a viscous mouthfeel of overripe blackberry and a hint of sweet Concord grape.
The palate brings in smoky undertones, milk chocolate, and roasted nutty notes. The finish is clean on the front of the palate with fresh mint shining through. Series Two Batch #001 clocks in at 112 proof, 56% ABV.
In addition to the launch of the second series, Hidden Barn Series One Batch #005 is also available, along with a limited-edition release finished in Madeira casks.
Hidden Barn Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was founded by a team of four friends: Master Blender Jackie Zykan; Royce Neeley of Neeley Family Distillery; and Nate Winegar and Matt Dankner of Colorado’s 5280 Whiskey Society.
Hidden Barn Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Series Two is available now and has a suggested retail price of $74.99. Hidden Barn products are currently distributed in Kentucky and Colorado and available online in Florida, California and 20 other states and the District of Columbia. Also in December, distribution will begin in Missouri, Zykan’s native state.
Hidden Barn Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Series Two #001 distiller’s notes:
- Number of barrels: 10;
- Mash: 60 percent Corn (Christian County Grain), 35 percent Rye (Walnut Grove Farms), and 5 percent Malted Barley (Southfork Malt House);
- Fermentation: 3-4 using Christian County, Ky. water;
- Distillation: Double pot distilled, collected at 110 proof;
- Maturation: Between 5-6 years;
- Barrel: wood-fired Kelvin Cooperage American white oak;
- Fill: 110 proof (undiluted);
- Filtration: Sediment filter only.
For more information, check out www.HiddenBarnWhiskey.com.