We add our own unique blend of oak barrel staves to every batch and barrel of Left Bank Bourbon. We add these right before the journey so the whisky has up to 40% more oak from which to pick up flavor and color.
These staves include heavily charred oak, heavily toasted oak, and French oak staves. The combination makes the perfectly balanced flavor that is Left Bank Bourbon.
The graph to the left shows the expanded flavor range that Left Bank achieves through its process. The blue figure shows the baseline flavors in a control barrel, and the orange figure shows the more complex tasting experience we achieve by starting with a good bourbon, adding our staves, floating it down the rivers, and carefully blending the barrels together into very small batches.