ABV: 58.4 %
Origin: Kentucky, USA
Type: Straight Bourbon
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is rich and spicy. There’s anise and cinnamon and a dry oakiness. A fruitiness with mainly cherries and green apples sit together with a dusty corn note in the middle with a veil of nail polish remover surrounding it. Honey and vanilla creates a base giving the nose depth. It feels very well balanced. It’s very pleasant in the nose.
Mouth: It starts out with honey up front with cinnamon and rye spices peeking through. The fruitiness is still filled with cherries and green apples. The oak is very dry and somewhat astringent. A bitterness slowly builds up and the anise becomes more pronounced. The cherries move forward together with the rye spices.
Finish: A layer of menthol spreads out in the mouth before the oak and a dusty corn note take lead. There’s liquorice root, honey and vanilla. Those flavours stay on the sides of a freshly cut oakiness. It’s still dry and the astringency stays a long time after everything else have subsides. There’s a hint of coffee coming through in the lady part of the finish. This is a very well balanced bourbon.
This is a barrel proof bourbon made from whiskey aged between 6-12 years in alligator charred (#4 char, 55 sec.) barrels. The mash bill consists of 75 % corn, 13 % Rye and 12 % barley.