In May another Iowa whiskey migrates to South Dakota. This one’s definitely noteworthy. Homestead Bourbon is a small-run, artisan bourbon bottled at cask strength, packed with flavor without the burn. A healthy dose of 20% rye does lovely things to the bourbon’s profile. The squared bottle with the aggressive minimalism makes for interesting conversation. Here’s one tasting (from Nathan):
Nose: Vanilla, cherries, winter spice.
Body: Balanced and syrupy. Caramel, coconut, butter, cinnamon, oaky vanilla, cherry. Surprisingly not harsh, even before water.
Finish: Creme brulee, berries, brown sugar. Medium length finish.
This bourbon has a lot of potential as a staple for whiskey aficionados. Its balanced power makes it palatable for a number of occasions. At $45 retail? Highly recommended.