Rabbit Hole – Dereringer
- Distiller: Rabbit Hole Distillery
- Spirit: Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey
- Aged: Unstated
- Proof: 93
- Purchase Price: $76.99
From the Distiller: “Our Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon epitomizes Kaveh’s wife, Heather. Elegant, sweet, and charming, she is the muse behind our brand. A Louisville native and bourbon enthusiast, she lured Kaveh away from his beloved Scotch and down a rabbit hole he may have never dared alone.”
Review & Score
Nose: Sweet sherry and caramel are strong on the nose with lighter notes of sweet corn and ethanol behind.
Palate: Sweet corn and sherry up on the front with notes of raisin and almond behind it.
Body: It’s a lighter and easier drink. It’s a thin pour meaning the flavors are easier to pick apart.
Finish: A light finish with small notes of wood and burnt caramel. Afterwards, the sherry and charcoal stick it out in a long ending.
Conclusion: Being the first Rabbit Hole expression we’ve tried, we’re rather impressed. It is nice neat and we’d imagine would be stellar in a cocktail with that sweetness from the sherry adding an extra dimension. We wouldn’t recommend it over ice, as we don’t want to further thin out the pour’s flavors. It’s got a nice balance as it is, and we think diluting it would detract from that. For a distillery that opened in 2018, we’re pretty excited to see where they go, because they’re going to be sticking around.
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.