Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ohio Bourbon Now Available


Ohio Bourbon now available at Details
By Bear January 22, 2009 10:16am Filed under Dining, Nightlife Comments

A few of us just returned from Details, where they have just taken delivery of two bottles of Woodstone Creek bourbon — a craft bourbon distilled in Ohio. Only two barrels of this bourbon have been produced, so it’s relatively rare stuff.

My impression, for what it’s worth, is that it’s easily the most unusual bourbon that I’ve ever tasted. For bourbon aficionados, it’s definitely worth a try. It’s not very sweet at all; it’s actually almost phenolic, with a strong herbal overtone. As bourbons go it’s really, really unusual. People looking for a nice, smooth sipping bourbon will not find it; those looking for something really unique, on the other hand, will be very much in luck.

The bourbon, like Woodstone Creek’s vodka (also available at Details), is made by the husband and wife team of Linda and Don Outterson. When I wrote to Linda to ask about the bourbon’s unusual flavor profile, she responded that Don “was shooting for a profile of the pre-industrial bourbons of the 1800s. The only bourbon most people have ever had was made by a machine” — and that for many people this will be their first experience with a truly handmade, single barrel bourbon.

In either case, it’s worth the trip to check out an Ohio craft bourbon — not an opportunity that comes around every day.

Reviews of the bourbon can be found here. More info on Details online at

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