Cleveland Underground

Black Cherry Wood

ABV 47%
REVIEWED Issue 130
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Brand: Cleveland Underground
Expression: Black Cherry Wood
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 47%
Country/Region: USA
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Crisp corn and dusty spice with some youthful herbal but bitter rye and oak. With time a touch of burnt toffee and orange conserve emerges.
Palate: Opens with the burnt toffee and oily corn. Straightforward but relatively deep. However the burnt toffee is a little intrusive and over time becomes the dominating flavour.
Finish: Long with the now astringent, herbal rye battling the burnt toffee and corn for supremacy.
Comment: It appears to be a simple, inexpensive Bourbon.
Taster   Charles Montanaro
Nose: One word – Christmas. Very delicate, a tad too light. Lots of allspice, frankincense, cloves, burnt apple. It’s surprisingly difficult to find the subtle sweetness among these monster houses of spice.
Palate: The return of the spice. A heavy oak and butterscotch blast followed by a powerful mouth coating marzipan, clove and ground pepper.
Finish: Short, oozing of brown sugar and caramel.
Comment: Expecting originality from the original spices on the nose, it was well balanced and delivered on its promise. Enjoyable.
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