ABV: 43 %
Origin: Tennessee, USA
Type: Tennessee whiskey
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is mild and fruity. There’s a handfull of hard fruit candies and it’s surrounded by brown sugar and cinnamon. There’s an overlay of ripe bananas and a hint of nail polish remover. The oakiness is residing in the background together with charcoal and some dust. This is very easy on the nose.
Mouth: At first there’s just a sweetness and the whole thing comes through as a bit watery. The spicyness and the cinnamon breaks the silence and lead way to dusty corn and oak. The ripe banana note is still present. It is quite dry and astringent and the oakiness brings some bitter notes.
Finish: It’s still very dry and astringent. A mild spicyness comes first, then vanilla, cinnamon and brown sugar take over. The oakiness still got a bitter side to it and the dusty corn notes move forward with time. The oakiness stays a long time in the end and the banana note returns for a revisit. This is not complex, and not a heavy hitter by any means, but it’s a very drinkable whiskey.
This is a bottling of the classic Old No. 7 with the label as it were somewhere before 1904. The ABV is slightly higher than the standard version, but otherwise it’s the same whiskey.