When Trey isn’t drinking bourbon he’s usually partial to a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. We were lucky enough to procure barrels from Groth Winery in Napa Valley, California. Groth Winery produced the first wine from California to receive 100 points from Robert Parker and produce one of the most outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon’s from the region. We had the barrels sent to Kentucky, where we filled them with fully matured Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. We then put the barrels in a “hot box” (a steel container that reaches up to 120 degrees inside during the summer) to sweat the wine out of the wood. In the first 60 days Trey noted that it tasted like a glass of Cabernet followed by a shot of bourbon. Over the ensuing months, the bourbon took on unique characteristics from the Groth barrel which married together in a supremely balanced spiritToday, our Groth Cask Finish explodes with luscious dark berry flavors, such as black cherry and blackberry, evident from the red hue that the bourbon has adopted.
We couldn’t be more pleased with how this turned out and we really enjoyed working with the folks at Groth.