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Cody Road Bourbon was launched in 2011, at first in a limited run of 1 batch. Subsequent releases in 2012 (9 batches), 2013 (7 batches) and 2014 (4 batches so far), find this Bourbon further down the road. Cody Road Bourbon, like Makerís Mark, is a wheated bourbon, with no rye grain in the mashbill. Made of 70% corn, 20% wheat, and 10% barley, the corn locally grown, itís on the sweeter, fruitier side of bourbonís flavor profile. The whiskey was aged for one year in 30-gallon new oak barrels, so itís a small barrel bourbon, although not quite as small barrel as some whiskeys of this type.
In the bottle, Cody Road Bourbon is a deep amber that retains its hue in the glass. Vanilla and red raspberry command the nose, with lighter, grassy notes around the edges. Itís light and airy, like a spring breeze.
Cody Road Bourbon plays it straight on flavor. The raspberry leads, with a wash of grain and grass that goes down light and smooth, returning the vanilla and adding a stick of bubblegum in a moderate finish.
86 Proof (45% ABV)
Silver Medal in the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
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