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Stellum Spirits is a new brand developed by the brains behind Barrell Craft Spirits. This is Stellum Bourbon - a blend of 4-16yr bourbon, comprised of mostly MGP, with a little undisclosed KY and TN distillate for taste. Bottled at barrel proof, in this case 57.49% ABV.
Bold on the nose - creamy with notes of pecan, tobacco, rich caramel and a touch of brown sugar. Some oak, the ethanol hides well.
Medium to rich mouthfeel. Ethanol hides once again. Rich brown sugar, a bit of toffee, clove, some oak to it. Creamy and sweet, a faint cocoa note.
Long finish. I like what’s coming together here - more oak, cocoa, some coffee, big bold maple and brown sugar notes, and a pepper presence.
This is drinking well, and the variety of ages are well represented and blended here. The bottling proof was an excellent choice (thank you for no dilution) and I’m a fan. At its price point, Stellum is hard to ignore. It’s worth a try.
Disclosure: The producer asked us to review this, and sent some along