ABV: 50 %
Origin: Kentucky, USA
Type: Straight Bourbon
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Emptied bottles: 1
Nose: This is liquid candy cane. At first there’s a minty cloud sitting on top of vanilla and liquorice. In the background there is a dusty oak note. There is a honey sweetness and a vague hint of cherries. After a few minutes a hint of cinnamon emerges and mixes with the mint. This is a very pleasant nose.
Mouth: It starts out with a bitterness and a honey sweetness. The candy cane is gone and it’s much more leaning towards anis, liquorice and kitchen spices. The vague cherry note moves forward after a few seconds, but never creates a fruity experience. There’s almost a medicinal side to it and it’s very different from the nose.
Finish: A cloud of peppermint goes by and when it settles a bitter oakiness immidiatly takes over. The peppermint stays in the back throughout the finish. It’s still got a herbal character with kitchen spices and anis. The thin fruity cherry note arrives in the late finish together with the oakiness. The finish is not sweet at all and it becomes slightly astringent in the end. This is a great bourbon with an interesting journey from nose to finish.
This straight bourbon is aged for a minimum of 8 years. The bottle is filled from barrel 4-1H stored in warehouse LE. The mashbill consists of 60 % corn, 35 % rye and 5 % barley.