Shenk's is a Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey made with a substantial amount of rye. We're happy to report that this year's Shenk's release will feature a higher percentage of whiskey aged in Chinquapin oak than in previous years, as well as longer aging times. The wood has been naturally air dried, seasoned for at least 3 years, and toasted and charred on the inside. These measures allow the oak's unique aroma and flavor profiles to fully express themselves in each batch.
NOSE: Toasty with molasses and spice.
PALATE: A Whiskey to savor complimented by highlights of smooth spice, dried fruit, and honey.
FINISH: Smooth with delicate maturity.
Shenk’s Homestead Distillery Sour Mash Whiskey honors the legacy of historic American whiskey figure John Shenk, who in 1753 founded a distillery that was to become known as Michter’s in the 20th Century. It is made in Kentucky according to the traditional Sour Mash process whereby a portion of the previously distilled whiskey mash (referred to as “setback”) is added into the next batch. This full-bodied small batch whiskey is 91.2 proof.