Michigan’s Valentine Distillation recently added to its “Mayor Pingree Red Label Batch Series” with a whiskey blended with corn and rye.
A statement from the distiller indicates that their new expression, called Bosco, features an on-barrel composition of 52% 6-year-old whiskey and 48% 5-year-old whiskey.
In the wake of Alina’s release, the distiller explained that Bosco was created to highlight the time spent on each batch of Mayor Pingree Bourbon, and that his team reduced hundreds of casks to make the final selection for each batch of Bosco.
The distiller’s notes show that Bosco has an inviting and complex aroma, with hints of sweet corn mingling with the spicy touch of rye. Notes of dried fruits and a subtle malty undertone help create a balance between sweetness and spice.
On the palate, the distiller’s notes explain, the bourbon opens with a burst of sweet corn, with flavors of caramelized sugar and toasty oak. It ends long, with the warmth of rye spices on the tongue.
“Love this batch, it’s the perfect sequel to Alina,” founder Rifino Valentine said in the prepared statement. “It has all the traditional bourbon notes you want in an everyday drinker, with enough unique notes to make it a collector’s bourbon.”
The Bosco Edition can be found where liquor is purchased in Michigan.
Valentine Distilling Co. has been making whisky, gin and vodka since 2007, and its Mayor Pingree Bourbon has received 93 points and a Top 10 ranking from the Whiskey Advocate.
For more information see www.valentinedistilling.com.