Savage & Cooke The Burning Chair Bourbon
Savage & Cooke is the spirits project of Napa Valley winemaker Dave Phinney who founded Orin Swift and other successful wine brands. The distillery is located in Mare Island, which is a former U.S. Navy base near Vallejo, Calif., and produces Bourbon, whiskey and rye as well as experimental lots. The Burning Chair is Savage & Cooke's inaugural Bourbon based on a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley, and described by the distillery as: "Aromatically intriguing with brown sugar, caramel, butterscotch and toasty oak. The palate is smooth and lush with loads of vanilla bean, baking spices, maple and baked apples. The finish is long and exciting, begging for another sip."