This year's vintage is a blend of time. We had a few lingering barrels from the fall of 2017. To that, we added a few more from early 2019 and topped it off with some from the fall of 2019. All of the barrels we used were bourbon. The bulk of which was previously used for Heavin Hill, with some Angel’s Envy and even a couple of Wild Turkey in there as well. But this year's version isn't really about a big bourbon character, it’s more focused on the subtle bourbon flavors that are inherent to this beer. After the sweet punch right away subsides you will get flavours such as Dried figs, raisins, and vanilla. Then the malt gives Paragon its caramel, toffee, and chocolate flavours that round out with mild sweetness, bringing it full circle.
The beer has a slight viscous texture which coats your mouth in a flavor explosion of all the aforementioned tastes while doing its best to hide the alcohol.
Drinking recommendations are to serve it around 7-8 °C in a snifting glass and sip it slowly allowing it to warm as you go. Your mouth will discover new flavors as it does. For us, this beer represents our passion for the old style and the life of a brewers worki in a bottle. Please enjoy with sophistication.