45% ALC/VOL • 90 PROOF
It starts with genuine Kentucky sour mash. Then it’s aged the old-fashioned way, charcoal filtered, and bottled at an honest 90 proof. That’s straight-up authentic bourbon.
Appearance – This whiskey is mid gold in colour, it beads up a little on the the swirl line, and has thin legs.
Nose – Lighter and sweeter, bbq meats, light menthol, pineapple cubes, stoned fruits, there’s almost a meat stew aroma in there for me, and glazed cherries. There’s an earthiness about this also, cigar leaves, a forest like aroma, herbaceous.
Palate – There are light stoned fruits here, more glazing putty, dark chocolate, black cherries, wood varnish, cinnamon, slight black liquorice, and black pepper.
Finish – I’d say it’s medium in length. and quite warming, nice oak and the spices calm down a little, easy drinking, a good supper imho.
My thoughts – As an entry level Bourbon it ticks the boxes, it’s definitely aimed at someone new to Bourbons, it has nice enough flavours, it’s a decent sipper.
Would I buy a bottle? – As someone further down their whisk(e)y trail it’s a no, but it will do the job for someone else for sure.
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Picture Credit – The House of Malt.