Single barrel whiskeys are an expression of distinction and power. Every cask is different. Many make good ingredients, but only some possess the particular character and balance to make a worthy single barrel bottling.
Cygnus B8 comes in strong with notes of Honey Nut Cheerios, sourwood honey, ripe pineapple, apricot, orange zest, spearmint, white pepper, butterscotch, and a hint of tarragon on the nose. The palate starts with caramel popcorn, salted dark chocolate, sourwood honey followed by cinnamon, spearmint, dark cherry, burnt orange, and a touch of guajillo chiles and roasted pecans.
Selected by: Whiskey Hunt Australia
Filtration: None Barrel #CygnusB8
Distilled date: 04/08/2016
Bottled date: 06/18/2021
Age: 5 years, 2 months
Proof: 119.42 / 59.71% abv.
Mash bill: 60% Corn/36% Rye/4% Barley Malt
While marrying barrels for Stellum Bourbon and Stellum Rye, we occasionally identify specific barrels that we feel speak strongly alone. We set these barrels aside and bottle them at their true cask strength. Each is very much an individual experience, an unfiltered expression of one specific aging rather than a blend.
Every Stellum Single barrel is selected for the program on its own merits. They are, however, bottled and released in groups. We give each group a name to group them by moments in time, though flavour profiles vary within each selection.