I hesitated to buy Shenk's Homestead 2022 Release, Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey, because of the proof level. I struggle with most whiskeys under 100 proof. Because of this, Shenk's, being 91.2 proof, was fighting an uphill battle. It was going to take a lot for me to like this.
NOTE: This review has been updated here: Shenk's Homestead Sour Mash Whiskey 2022 Review. An Elegant Second Pour.
I stood in line for an hour at a Black Friday allocated liquor event, so I had to purchase something (I was number 220 in line), right? When I got to the counter, all the allocated bourbons I wanted were gone. Conspicuously, Shenk's was sitting on the counter, so I grabbed it, knowing I could parlay this into the bourbon I wanted. However, the color looked creamy and caught my attention. It had an excellent dark amber coloring. Would I drink this after all?
A change of heart. After a few days of deciding what to do with this whiskey I had never experienced, I decided to give it a taste. So, here is my review of Shenk's Homestead 2022 Release, Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey. Bottle: 655. OF: 1924. Batch: 22F1878.