Rare Perfection 15 Year 118.5 Proof
The Rare Perfection whiskies are just that — exceedingly rare and just about as perfect as whisky gets. The careful selection for this brand is unmatched in the industry. Nationality doesn’t apply — if it’s a true rarity and the whiskey is great, it can be bottled. You know the palates making these choices are good, since it’s brought to you by the folks at Preservation Distillery in Bardstown — the same people responsible for bottlings Very Olde St. Nick and Wattie Boone. This current release of Rare Perfection is a story of relationships and serendipity. The barrels for Rare Perfection 14 and 15 were found in the back of a unique warehouse when the new owners took stock of their purchase. Due to mutual friends in the business, the principals of Rare Perfection received a call about these sublime casks. After sampling them without any information they were blown away and asked for specifics. Turns out these ancient casks were made of new charred oak and filled with a Waterloo, Canada distilled four grain bourbon mashbill. They then aged in the single level warehouse which maintained extremely cold temperature year round. Because of this a-typical bourbon aging environment the interaction with the wood was dramatically slowed and the final result after 14 and 15 years is indeed, Rare Perfection.