Widow Jane Decadence Bourbon Finished in Maple Syrup Barrels
What a treat! Ten year old bourbon finished in barrels that previously held New York’s finest artisanal maple syrup from Crown Maple.
Certain aspects of this bottle are expected (it tastes like maple syrup!) I found that it reins in the sugariness and does more to capture what I’ll call the “essence” of maple syrup. That’s to say: it begins with a subtle sweetness and concludes with a drying, earthiness/spiciness that clearly divides the front and back ends of each sip. Overall it’s a fun tasting experience that displays fantastic balance which is surely due to the length of Decadence’s finishing (which is undisclosed) as well as its proof point.