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Redemption Cognac Cask Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey


750ml, bottle

This Redemption Cognac Cask Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey combines American rye-forward whiskey with a luxurious French twist. Made with a mash bill of 60% corn, 36% rye, and 4% malted barley, it's aged for an undisclosed time and then finished for 12 months in Cognac casks. This imparts notes of fruit, spice, and a touch of floral character to the classic bourbon profile.


Redemption Cognac Cask Finished Bourbon is a bourbon that breaks the mold. It starts with a bold base – a high-rye mash bill (60% corn, 36% rye) that delivers a spicy kick typical of rye-forward bourbons. This foundation is then aged for at least four years in new charred American oak barrels, infusing it with the classic vanilla, caramel, and oaky notes we love in bourbon.

But here’s where the magic happens: Redemption takes this aged bourbon and gives it a luxurious twist by finishing it for twelve months in Cognac casks. These casks, previously used to mature fine French Cognac, impart a whole new layer of complexity to the whiskey.

On the nose, expect a surprising departure from the typical bourbon profile. Instead of the usual heavy caramel and vanilla, you might be greeted by unexpected aromas  like juicy floral notes of hibiscus and concord grape, along with the warming spices of clove and allspice. This floral character hints at the Cognac influence.

The first sip explodes with flavor. The rye spice you’d expect from the mash bill is still there, but it’s now intertwined with those unexpected floral notes. Dark stone fruits, like plum and peach preserves, come through alongside hints of spiced poached pear. The French oak casks add a layer of tannin complexity, giving the bourbon a dry and sophisticated edge.

The finish is where the Redemption truly shines. It’s long and warming, leaving you with lingering flavors of buttered pecan, praline, and a touch of baking spice. This luxurious finish is a delightful reminder of the Cognac casks that played such a key role in shaping this unique bourbon.

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United States




2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double Gold. 2022 World Whiskies Awards: Gold. 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: 92 Points. 2022 SCOT Awards: Platinum.


Redemption Whiskey


750ml, bottle


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Tasting Notes



Juicy floral notes of hibiscus, concord grape, and the smoothness of vanilla custard.



Dark stone fruits (plum, peach preserves), spiced poached pear, with a touch of layered complexity from the French oak.



Warming, long finish of buttered pecan, praline, baking spice.