Faultline Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml

SKU #1142790

We've been doing gin and single malt for years, and now rum, so why not throw our hat in the bourbon pool? One of the obstacles that kept us from making a Faultline bourbon earlier was availability: the current demand has made the extra barrel a thing of the past. One of the only distilleries that would sell us a cask for a private label was the old LDI distillery in Indiana, but with the already overcrowded LDI market (Bulleit Rye, Templeton Rye, High West, etc) we didn't think our product would be different enough, or of the quality we desired, for the Faultline name. That's when John Little from Smooth Ambler stepped in and said he'd be happy to help us do something special. If we were going to work with LDI casks, then we needed the capability to blend something special to taste - the specs wouldn't sell this baby. John had some incredible 10-year-old low rye formula that we used in conjunction with some 7-year high rye. We kept tasting and tasting until we found the sweet spot at 100 proof. It's FAR better than I ever thought it would be. I hoped we could provide something fun and different, but the final whiskey is phenomenal. It's rich, with sweet fruit right on the entry, a full-bodied mid-palate, and a long, rich, spicy finish. It tastes like it came from Four Roses or somewhere fancy and at 50% it pops in all the right places. I hope we can make another batch like this because this bourbon is the new king of K&L. Taste it if you don't believe me. (David Driscoll)

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By: Jeremy Bohrer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/6/2013  | Send Email
Another homerun for our fantastic spirits buyers, David and David. Rich and full bodied whiskey with hints of orange zest, caramel and vanilla balanced by the wonderful spice and grassiness from the rye. A definite staple in my spirits cabinet. Bravo!

By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/4/2013  | Send Email
This Bourbon is soft and rich with a hint of spice and nice a vanilla finish. I think that this is a wonderful and pleasing Bourbon. Great to drink alone or in cocktails.

By: Keith Mabry |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/30/2013  | Send Email
I love the subtle perfume of the rye in this. I get that subtle grassy note with sweet vanilla notes and buttered toffee character. Congrats to the spirits buyers on this selection, this is my go to favorite right now.

 By: Dave Unger |  Review Date: 10/15/2013 
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I picked up a bottle yesterday and opened it last night. Right from the get go, my reaction can best be summarized as "Wow!!" Seriously, this is fantastic bourbon.

This is one of the most enjoyable whiskies I've ever had. I hope everyone else avoids it so there's more for me.

The blend of two bourbons creates a wonderful complexity. The nose is hot and intriguing. The palate is bursting with well-balanced flavors, somehow managing to be both sweet and spicy and with plenty of oak but not too much. The mouth feel is rich. The finish lingers long with the flavors continuing to wrestle with one another as they fade out.

The only factor limiting my enjoyment is the finish. It's a bit too busy for me. There. I've said it. I wish the whiskey was a little more one-noted, at least at the finish. To me, that would be more relaxing. But that's just me.

I love what K&L is doing with the Faultline brand - putting out top-quality spirits that are excellent values. This one would still be stunningly awesome at twice the price.

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Alcohol Content (%): 50