Sonoma Distilling Co. specializes in making local and sustainable spirits from non-GMO grains. This bourbon is made from a mash of 70% corn, 25% wheat, and 5% malted barley. Aged a minimum of 15 months; a “majority of blends” are at least 2 years old. This whiskey is immediately engaging and lightly sweet, with a big slug of sweet corn and spice on the nose. This blows off fairly quickly, though, revealing the hefty lumberyard influence underneath. That follows through to the palate, where a lovely caramel corn note kicks things off, only for a quite burly sawdust character to quickly take over. Has a strong finish and hints of cloves and graphite adds some spicy notes.