Redwood Empire Haystack Needle Port Finish Bourbon is a 12 year old MGP bourbon finished in port barrels. I’ve heard / read rumors that the finish was about 3 months, but I can’t confirm the accuracy. Regardless of those details, I’m always excited about 12 year old finished MGP, as Bardstown Bourbon Company Chateau de Laubade, a 12 year old MGP bourbon finished in Armagnac casks is one of my all-time favorites, and Belle Meade Single Cask Cognac Finish is great as well. My point is that the combination of 12 year MGP bourbon and finish tend to be a match made in heaven.
It’s strange that Redwood Empire has said so little about their Haystack Needle line of finished bourbons, composed of port, cabernet sauvignon, and chardonnay finished bourbons. At least they put in the effort to finish these whiskeys, so let’s find out if the fruits of their labor were worth it in this Redwood Empire Haystack Needle Port Finish bourbon review.