A little water helps to open this out nicely and reveals there is plenty behind the alcohol to enjoy.
Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch B520
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Huge punch of alcohol at first that masks a lot, but in time there emerges a rich hot-buttered cornbread note, chilli-coated dried sweetcorn kernels and alcohol-soaked wood.
Palate: The grain elements hold sway at first, then this lovely spicy cinnamon note lifts, with cherry liqueur and vanilla flavours. Oak tannins grip with coconut macaroons and milk chocolate.
Finish: That chocolate and spice bursts.
Comment: A little water helps to open this out nicely and reveals there is plenty behind the alcohol to enjoy.
Nose: It’s tough to discern any aroma at first, but leave it to open (or add water) for fresh butter, cinnamon rolls drenched in icing, raisins, ginger nuts and grated nutmeg.
Palate: Buttered toast and burnt caramel with quite a lot of spice. With water it softens into soft serve ice cream, buttered corn on the cob, roasted chestnuts, more iced buns and a bag of trail mix.
Finish: Well-done white toast and a touch of rye spice too.
Comment: It demands patience, but give and ye shall receive.
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