The Gifted Horse (115 proof/57.5% ABV) is comprised of 38.5% 17-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon, distilled at the Bernheim Distillery historically located at 17th and Breckinridge in Louisville, Ky., while operated by United Distillers. It also contains 51% four-year-old bourbon and 10.5% four-year-old corn whiskey, both produced at a high-quality distillery in Indiana. Initially, these individual whiskeys were stored at their original distilleries before being moved to Stitzel-Weller, where the mingling error occurred. The Gifted Horse’s package design reflects the lucky fortune in discovering such a unique whiskey, featuring a lighthearted illustrative style, a horseshoe and the prominently featured Gifted Horse image. Hinting at what’s inside the bottle, the weathered red label entices those to discover a whiskey bold and flavorful.
Appearance: Medium amber with crimson highlights. Nose: ripe orchard fruits – pear, red apple- and sweet vanilla. Some sweet spice begins to waft in after a few sniffs. Palate: The pear and apple mix with tart apricot and lemon, with roasted cashews, cedar, allspice and nutmeg. Adding water makes it taste like peanut butter and grape jelly spread on a salty pretzel stick!
Bottle Size: 750ml