Rabbit Hole is now producing 1.7 million gallons of whiskey annually, and Tenniel is a cask strength, double barrel expression of its finest stocks.

Rabbit Hole Founder Kaveh Zamanian returns to his Louisville-based whiskey company’s roots by combining two original grain recipes to create Tenniel, a collectible, limited edition 10th-anniversary bourbon release. Let’s take a look.

What's In The Bottle?

To create Tenniel, Zamanian combines special barrels of Cavehill, Rabbit Hole’s four-grain, triple malt recipe, and Heigold, a high rye, double malt Kentucky Straight bourbon. Once blended, the whiskey is finished in toasted, number one char, barrels, and ultimately bottled cask strength at 54.4% ABV in sequentially numbered crystal decanters.

“As we reflect on our tenth anniversary, here is the perfect opportunity for me to give a nod to the original recipes that put us on the map and take them to the next level.”

— Kaveh Zamanian, Rabbit Hole Founder and Whiskey Maker

How Does It Taste?

Company tasting notes boast “baking spices, stone fruits, toasted nuts, and almonds” on the nose. The palate is “layers of oak, tobacco, nutmeg, cumin, and vanilla,” concluding with a “custard, allspice, and mint” finish.

Only 930 bottles of Rabbit Hole Tenniel will be available online or at the Louisville distillery at an MSRP of $650.

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