A preview of our trip to Michter’s Distillery! We got to fill a barrel, learn about Michter’s incredibly unique process, share their passion, and catch a buzz! We’ll be bringing you a full write-up soon!
ABOUT THE WHISKEY
- Distillery: Heaven Hill Distillery
- Spirit: Bourbon Whiskey
- Aged: 10 years
- Proof: 100
- Purchase Price: $34.99
From The Distiller: ” This high proof, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon was named for Henry McKenna, the Irish immigrant who adapted his family’s whiskey recipe to work the grains he found in Kentucky. Henry McKenna is the longest aged Bottled-in-Bond available today, resting in the barrel through 40 Kentucky seasons. Critics agree that this is perfectly balanced Bourbon.”
- Distillery: Timber Creek Distillery
- Spirit: Florida Unfiltered Blended Whiskey
- Aged: Unstated
- Proof: 93
- Purchase Price: $ 39.99
From the Distiller: ” Our Florida Whiskey is a Wheated Bourbon. The flavor profile is sweet and smooth. We start with our 100% Corn Bourbon Whiskey base and blend in a touch of 100% Wheat Whiskey to balance the sweetness of the Corn. The mash bill is roughly 80% corn and because of that this is our sweetest whiskey. And last we pull all of the flavors together by blending in our 100% Single Malt Barley whiskey which adds a round buttery-ness to the final blend. This whiskey is amazingly well balanced and easy to drink. To preserve the natural Florida flavors we bottle it at 93 Proof.”
- Distillery: Hakushu (owned by Suntory)
- Spirit: Single Malt Whisky
- Aged: 12 years
- Proof: 86
- Purchase Price: $129.99
From The Distiller:
“From Suntory’s mountain forest distillery, nestled deep in Mt. Kaikomagatake, Suntory Single Malt Whisky Hakushu® is the fresh and gently smoky single malt whisky with herbal notes that is the revelation of Japanese single malts.”
- Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery
- Spirit: Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
- Aged: 10 Years
- Proof: 90
- Purchase Price: $32.99
From The Distiller: “Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. Every barrel is discriminately selected to offer consistent flavor but with a seemingly individual personality.”
Today we’d like to review Duke’s Buffalo Trace collaboration body soap.
I have to admit. I was a little skeptical of this soap actually being more than a money-grab attempt hinged on the Buffalo Trace craze that’s left shelves empty across the country. However, I’m pleased to report that isn’t the case here.
The packaging clearly capitalizes on the collaboration between themselves and Buffalo Trace, really playing into the oh-so-popular “barrel aged” scent selling-point. Though, the scent itself isn’t as woody as I’d have thought with that being the primary scent. I’m pleased to report that it actually has a lot more depth than just your standard 2-D wood-scented soap.
It has a nice vanilla and wheated smell to it, typical of buffalo trace products. If you’ve ever been to a distillery and noted that sweet mash scent dearly associated with quality bourbons, it reminds me of that. There are notes of oak, but they sit behind the sweet mash scent as more of an afterthought than the primary driver.
The soap itself is pretty standard for bar soap outside of the wonderful bourbon smell. Not too many ingredients, no fancy moisturizer or gimmick other than the scent. The soap leaves you feeling completely clean, as this soap absolutely destroys body oil.
Would I recommend? Yes. For the price, if you’re a bourbon lover like we are, starting your day closing your eyes and surrounding yourself with the scent of sweet mash and envisioning your next distillery trip isn’t the worst way to start the day.
If you’d like to purchase the soap through our website, we will earn a small commission that goes towards the running of our site. Thanks everyone!