Lonerider Spirits Brings Forth Another Cask Finished Bourbon

North Carolina based Lonerider Spirits made a little bit of a name for itself when it released back around the end of 2018 a sherry cask finished bourbon. It now has another release on its hands in the form of a tequila cask finished offering.

The new Lonerider Tequila Cask Finish Bourbon, according to those behind it, is a “hand-crafted high rye bourbon whiskey with a mash bill of 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malted barley (all non-GMO). This straight bourbon is finished in ex-tequila barrels from Jalisco, Mexico. These barrels held a small batch tequila that boasts the highest percentage of agave of any tequila bottle in the United States.”

“I think it’s a sneaky way to get tequila drinkers to switch to bourbon,” said Chris Mielke, president of Lonerider Spirits, in a prepared statement. “The nose has ripe pear, lemon verbena and just a hint of vanilla. On the palate I pick up the agave notes and then on the finish you get tart lime and that tequila sharpness. It’s a pretty refreshing combination!”

Lonerider Tequila Cask Finish Bourbon

Lonerider Tequila Cask Finish Bourbon (image via Lonerider Spirits)

As it stands now plans call for this bourbon to be initially released into North Carolina for around $45 per 750 ml bottle. Bottled at 90 proof, you’ll find some official tasting notes for this whiskey below for your consideration from the distillery.

  • Nose: Ripe pear, lemon verbena, just a hint of vanilla
  • Palate: Front end is subtle… cacao beans, leather and smoky blue agave over rye spice
  • Finish: Freshly baked bread, tart lime and tequila sharpness

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