Another bourbon? A bit austere but elegant and complex. I found more\rpleasure on nosing than tasting.
Birthday Bourbon, 1997, 12 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Perfumy. Again vetiver, galangal, sandalwood. Opening on chocolate.\rRich, dense, complex. Has hints of fading rose.
Palate: Crisp and dry. Immediate oak but integrated with dried fruit. Dates,\rsultanas. Chocolate toffee. Caramelised apples.
Finish: Dry, slightly astringent.
Comment: Another bourbon? A bit austere but elegant and complex. I found more\rpleasure on nosing than tasting.
Nose: Heavily perfumed with dark treacle notes, burnt sugars. Some floral notes.\rA dry almost bitter wood note.
Palate: That oaky note comes through but there is a herbal edge as well, almost\rmint. Those treacle notes and more bittersweet wood notes simply add\rto the layers.
Finish: Dry and herbal.
Comment: Different for a bourbon in a good balanced way. One for\rlate night nightcaps.
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