Bourbon By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / April 20, 2020 Texas-based whiskey label Oak & Eden, as we’ve discussed in the past, is all about so called “in-bottle finishing,” where the brand places “a 5” long spiral-cut piece of wood, called the Spire, into their fully-aged bottle of whiskey, imparting new flavors and characteristics to the whiskey that wouldn’t be achieved in a single barrel alone.” They’ve recently announced their latest expression, a bourbon finished with a piece of wood previously soaked in cold brew coffee. The new Oak & Eden Bourbon & Brew, according to those behind it, takes the brand’s bourbon (with a mash bill that’s 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% malted barley) and finishes it inside the bottle with “a French Oak spire that had previously soaked in West Oak Coffee’s Delagua Colombian cold brew coffee, giving a delicate, sweet, dark chocolate & coffee finish, unlike anything else.” West Oak Coffee, for those unfamiliar with it, is a Texas-based craft coffee purveyor known for “supporting and paying above fair wage to coffee farms throughout Colombia, Thailand, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Burundi, and El Salvador.” Oak & Eden Bourbon & Brew (image via Oak & Eden) “Bourbon & Brew puts an entirely new twist on the marriage between coffee and whiskey,” said Joe Giildenzopf, cofounder and CEO of Oak & Eden, in a prepared statement. “Where most are familiar with coffee liqueurs, or alcoholic coffees, Bourbon & Brew is a bourbon with a delicate dark chocolate, candied fruit, and of course, coffee finish. “We are so proud of this release and extremely humbled to have received a Gold Medal at the industry’s most revered spirits competition, San Francisco World Spirits Competition. We couldn’t imagine receiving better validation to our in-bottle finishing technique and the robust, flavorful spirit it produces.” Read More Whiskey NewsWhiskey Review: Woodford Reserve Five Wood BourbonBourbon & Brew is bottled at 90 proof and prices around $60 per 750 ml bottle. Plans call for it available for sale in Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Oklahoma, as well as available for sale online at shop.oakandeden.com. Shop the Johnnie Walker Blue Label at ReserveBar!