Acquisition 14yr Bourbon – Oceanside Distillery

Who makes it? Acquired from Kentucky, 24 barrels of it.

Mash Bill: undetermined

Two brothers decided they wanted to open a craft distillery and in 2018 it came to fruition in Cape Canaveral Florida! Great place to visit, for 10 bucks take the tour. It comes complete with a flight and a mixed drink. The bartenders are great and so are the drinks of course concocted from their own spirits. One of the few distilleries that carry the Fresh from Florida seal acquiring all their grains from north central Florida. Plus, they are the only distillery to use an istill, yes it’s called an istill. A non-traditional square based still that will let you ferment, mash and distill all in the same vessel! On top of that it has a jet propulsion agitator. We were lucky enough to get a tour from the owner Ron Folino who is a 6th generation wine and brandy producer in Italy.

On the nose of this amazing looking deep burgundy spirit Kris couldn’t place it and Erik put it as caramely, black licorice and hint of special K cereal. For the finish Kris got a lot of heat coming out of this 96 proof 14 year old bourbon and a taste of deep rich wheat. Erik said it was smooth, thick and buttery. After we do what we do and add an ice cube to it(or a half a bone) it changed the nose completely, in a good way! Kris got a big whiff of cherries and oak while Erik thought it was oaky and dark fruit. It smelled delicious! The finish was wonderful for Kris and couldn’t put his finger on what he was tasting and thought it have been finished in a another barrel.

Kris gave it an 8.0

Erik gave gave it an 8.0

How much: A bottle of Acquisition Bourbon will cost you 170 dollars. We both agree it’s worth it!!!