A. D. Laws

Four Grain Straight Bourbon

ABV 47.5%
REVIEWED Issue 137
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Brand: A. D. Laws
Expression: Four Grain Straight Bourbon
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 47.5%
Country/Region: USA
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Earthy and edgy with burnt toffee, burnt coffee and burnt herbs. A subtle fudge and perfumed orange note adds a degree of lightness but it becomes enormously herbal with time.
Palate: Youthful and herbal with an intense spiciness. Slightly treacly with drying, bitter, dark chocolate tannins and rye.
Finish: Intense and herbal but youthful and bitter.
Comment: Although I loved its intensity, it could have done with some balancing sweetness.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Roasted chestnuts, dried red apple, a hint of plasticine. Chocolate and praline notes with an underlying dryness. New oak bitterness.
Palate: Drying flavours of oak create a bed for some of the nutty, chocolate and fruit tones. The wood is very bitter.
Finish: Musty books, moist leather jackets. Watered gardens after newly planted saplings.
Comment: A little too much new oak (or musty old oak) for me. Good as a mixer, but not balanced enough to be a sipper.
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