Take your time over this one, and think of bluegrass fields.
Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: After the initial alcohol hit, it settles into bold spices, cinnamon, clove and roast chillies, then it moves into fresh oak. Apple pie and custard. A little caramel chocolate sauce.
Palate: Chocolate-coated peanuts and raisins. Dried coconut, golden syrup and turmeric-soaked oats. Toasted maple syrup, a little bacon meatiness and vanilla-laced coffee grounds as well.
Finish: A huge fruitiness develops with lemon zest. Spices flow in and then slowly dissipate.
Comment: Take your time over this one, and think of bluegrass fields.
Nose: Dark and rummy, with piles of sticky raisins, dried berries and baking spice. Treacle toffee and maple syrup drenched over a steamed vanilla sponge pudding.
Palate: A thick, sticky texture rich with molasses, treacle, cinnamon and dark chocolate. It’s a bit too fiery without water, which reveals fruits like dried morello cherries and blackberries.
Finish: Dark and sweet with plenty of spice.
Comment: A monster of a Bourbon, it turns to the dark side of the flavour spectrum.
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