- 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.”
Review & Score
Nose: You get a nice combination of dried dates and cherries alongside the oak and molasses in the nose. I love that slightly sweet fruit scent. I was surprised by the lack of a sweet corn scent in a whiskey with no age statement, but the blend carries through well.
Palate: While absent from the scent, the sweetcorn is strong in the palate. Unexpected, but it really is highlighted in the pour. Unlike many younger bourbon blends that try to hide it, this one embraces it backed by notes of earthy oak, rye, dried orange peel, and raisins. It really is a nice combination that is unapologetic in a great way.
Body: The flavor comes in bold and doesn’t quickly fade. We love spicy whiskey here at the WC headquarters. This whiskey gives a nice punch, but in a way that we enjoy. There is flavor behind it unlike many younger whiskies and bourbons.
Finish: The finish has nice notes of caramel and that charred molasses with undertones of oak.
Conclusion: I was rather impressed with this blended whiskey. You never know what to expect from a newer bottle, but I have to say we were rather surprised with the way this whiskey was handled. If you’re going to make a young bourbon blend, do it like these guys. Highlight the flavors that make bourbon, well, bourbon. They embraced their ingredients, highlighted them, and weren’t afraid to proudly bottle their product knowing exactly what it was. They don’t try to mask it or trick you with overpowering flavors. For the price, if you like young bourbons, this one is hard to beat. We know we’re keeping at least one on our shelves, and we might also recommend it over ice if you’re not a fan of the proof-punch.
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.