We toured @rabbithole over the weekend and here’s a photo of the fun at the end: the tasting. Rabbit Hole is a young distillery, established in 2012 by @kzrabbithole (Kaveh Zamanian). Besides bourbon and a rye whiskey, Rabbit Hole collaborates with a London company to sell Rabbit Hole London Dry Gin and Liddel Vodka. Additionally, you can also find Rabbit Hole barrel aged cigars in the gift shop.
But we’re here for the bourbon, right? We sampled three of their bourbons and the gin. The one bourbon that wasn’t in the tasting was Rabbit Hole’s Dareringer Sherry Cask Bourbon. Admittedly, that was the bourbon I was most curious about. However, this was my first time drinking any Rabbit Hole products, so the brand was all new to me.
The mash bill is interesting: 70% corn, 10% malted wheat, 10% malted barley, 10% honey malted barley. The nose is grainy and herby with a hint of butterscotch. When I tasted the bourbon, I definitely detected the corn and I got a flash of heat. Unfortunately, the sweet notes from the nose weren’t present on the palette. Overall, the finish shows how young it is; the bourbon lacks depth. I am interested in seeing how this brand will age. There’s definitely a lot of potential. After some time, I’m sure I’ll venture down the Rabbit Hole again. Cheers 🥃