Colere’s second annual edition continues to put the liquid’s flavor outcome first and foremost (not just yield). The limited bottling is made with Talisman, a 2-row winter variety descended from the irrepressible Marris Otter. The grains are intentionally matured in only used casks – 42% 2nd Fill ISC Cooper’s Reserve and 58% 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon – to relegate the oak influence to a supporting role and focus the attention on the grain itself.
Nose: Dried lemon peel, vanilla frosting, fresh raspberry
Palate: Light brown sugar, dark chocolate orange, mixed berry filling