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Filibuster Kentucky Dual Cask Straight Bourbon

Initially aged in virgin American oak casks, these whiskies are finished in French oak casks that were previously used to mature wine.

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"Filibuster Whiskey is so good," says Sid Dilawri, the brand's founder, "that you won't stop talking about it."

Filibuster Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley. After the grains have been milled and mashed, they are distilled in Kentucky before being aged in virgin, American oak casks. The casks, which are crafted by hand-assembling air-dried staves and then charring the interior of the cask over an open flame, give the bourbon its signature notes of sweet caramel, creamy vanilla and honeyed oak. After the bourbon has aged for a minimum of three years (although the average age of the bourbon is closer to eight years), it is double-barreled, or finished, in French oak casks that were previously used to mature wine. The French oak casks are more tightly grained than the American oak casks, and impart unique notes of dried fruit, honey and grapes to the bourbon. After a 60-day slumber in the French oak barrels, Filibuster Bourbon is brought to proof and each bottle is filled and labeled by hand.

Filibuster Rye is made from a mash of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. As with Filibuster Bourbon, the rye is initially aged in virgin, American oak casks. As a result of rye, rather than corn, dominating its mashbill, however, Filibuster Rye is slightly spicier, and has subtle undertones of toasted rye bread and chili peppers. After its initial beauty rest, the rye whiskey is also double-barreled in French oak casks that were previously used to mature wine. This dual-maturation process softens the spicy notes of the rye, and provides for hints of dried apricots, citrus and toffee, which are well-complemented by bold notes of peppery spice on the palate. Following its slumber in the French oak, the rye is brought to proof and bottled by hand.

Filibuster Bourbon and Rye speak for themselves. Pick up a pair of whiskies today!

Bourbon: Aroma of creamy vanilla, sweet caramel and nuts. Notes of honey, dried fruits, grapes complement subtle undertones of oak and black pepper. Creamy, warming vanilla finish.

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