Columbus, Ohio-based Watershed Distillery is launching batch 003 of its award-winning Watershed Barrel Strength 6 Year Bourbon. This highly limited, annual Ohio bourbon release finished in apple brandy barrels, is available only via online lottery.
The release of this highly anticipated expression comes on the heels of batch 002 receiving a platinum medal earlier this year at the 2022 ASCOT Awards. The lottery is now open and will close on September 14, at 11:59 p.m.
“This is our most mature bourbon making it our oldest, most complex bourbon yet. It is a cask finished bourbon—first aged in bourbon barrels and then finished to perfection in barrels that once held our apple brandy. This extra step takes more time but creates a rich and delicious spirit unlike anything else,” said Greg Lehman, CEO of Watershed Distillery.
Bottled at 126.1 proof, topline tasting notes are as follows: aromas of stovetop caramel, toasted oak and rich vanilla bean. Flavors of fig preserves, a touch of black cherry and toasted nuttiness with an unparalleled richness. A robust and balanced finish that lingers with complexity and contentment. Suggested retail price is $89.99.
To celebrate this limited release, Watershed Distillery will host a private bourbon dinner on Tuesday, September 13, with seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Watershed Kitchen + Bar’s chef team is assembling an exceptional four course pairing of dishes that accentuate this delicious and limited bottle. Private dinner guests can bypass the lottery and purchase up to four bottles of this lottery exclusive that evening. Presale tickets are required.
Barrel Strength 6 Year Bourbon 003 is the latest offering in Watershed’s premium family of aged spirits. Last year, the distillery moved to a fully-age stated bourbon portfolio with the launch of Watershed Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon and the relaunch of its flagship Watershed Distillery Bourbon.
For more information or to enter the lottery visit https://www.watersheddistillery.com/lottery.
To make a reservation for the bourbon dinner visit https://www.opentable.com/booking/experiences-availability?rid=1225759&restref=1225759&experienceId=98514.