Release 6, The Kelvin Collaboration II
Release 6, Batch 6
THE KELVIN COLLABORATION II
Named 2020 “Barrel-Finished Whiskey of the Year” by Fred Minnick
In April of 2019, we released our very first barrel finished whiskey, dubbed THE KELVIN COLLABORATION. The reception was better than we ever could have hoped for. To follow up on that with our first release in 2020, we returned to the same mash bill that made batch 1 so popular and added a twist.
In collaboration with Kelvin Cooperage, we took our now 12 year old high rye Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and filled three massive Cognac barrels and a selection of dark rum barrels Kelvin Cooperage acquired from the same rum distillery as the barrels used to finish batch 1.
That’s right, a 12 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey finished in Cognac and Dark Rum casks. It’s a worthy inheritor of The Kelvin Collaboration name and we’re confident you’ll love the smoky and sweet combination of flavors.
The Kelvin Collaboration II will be available in Kentucky, Tennessee and Seelbachs.com in April of 2020.
THE KELVIN COLLABORATION II (RELEASE 6) Stats
- 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in Cognac and Rum Casks
- Mash Bill: 74% Corn, 18% Rye, 8% Malted Barley
- Non-Chill Filtered
- 126.4 Proof
- 2,574 Bottles
- MSRP: $199.99
- Available: April 2020, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Seelbachs.com only
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDING OFFICER
Nose: Deep brown
Taste: Sweet and spicy, the outer palate is coated with sugary molasses and dark rum notes while the rear palate is inundated with mature oak and booze-soaked red grapes.
Finish: Medium-long, the rum and barrel tannins linger in a sweet yet oak-filled experience.
BATCH 6 PRESS:
Fred Minnick “2020 Barrel-Finished Whiskey of the Year”
My Bourbon Journey Video Tasting
It’s Bourbon Night, “25 Most Notable Whiskeys of 2020”
The Oak & Smoke Whiskey Reviews Video Review
Blind Whiskey Reviews Video Review
Scotch Test Dummies Video Review
Whiskey Crusaders Video Review
The Bourbon Junkies Video Review
Bourbon Pursuit Quickie Review
Batch 6 Press Release:
FGWC PRESS RELEASE – BATCH 6 KCII 4.2.20
Batch 6 Photos: