Best Bourbon
 

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The Fifty Best Bourbon Tasting 2021


The Tasting: The Fifty Best held a "blind" tasting of 40 bourbon whiskies with 14 members of our spirits judging panel. The order of service was established beforehand by lottery. Strict tasting rules were applied. The higher proof spirits (100+ prf) were tasted after the lower proof bourbons. Each of the bourbons were poured into fresh glasses from newly-opened sealed bottles, and served at slightly above room temperature. The judges wrote down their impressions of each product on score sheets. Double-Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded according to a set range of final point scores received from the judges. Medals are provided based entirely on merit and only to products judged worthy of such award.

The tasting notes that follow are summaries of the judges’ opinions, with all replicated commentary eliminated. The states of origin, distilleries and alcohol proofs are identified for each brand. Clicking on the brands' names will link to their websites


DOUBLE-GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

St. Augustine Distillery Florida Straight Bourbon
(FL)  Aged 3 yrs. - 88° prf

Nose: Rich caramel, butterscotch, maple molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, cocoa beans, vanilla, marzipan, ripe banana, pear, elderflower, coffee, clove, allspice, slight cinnamon, hay, peanut butter, salty, seashore, resin, earth, cigar box, toasted wood, toasted oak, sweet oak, pine, sherry.
Palate: Caramel, toffee, chocolate cocoa nibs, creamy, praline, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey candy, vanilla, marzipan, mango, berries develop, green apple, citrus, rose, raisin bran cereal, toast, grain, mushroom, toasted walnuts, nutty, mint, cinnamon, pepper, nice spice, cigar box, toasted, smoky, burnt wood, oak, cedar, pine, sherry, rich.
Finish: Caramelized bananas, Bananas Foster, charred bananas, burnt vanilla, honey lingers, dried fruit, pecan, toast, hint of licorice, wintergreen, mint, peppery, spicy, salty, leather, woodsy, fire, oak, well balanced, smooth, elegant, lovely, delicious.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

St. Augustine Distillery Florida Straight Bourbon Whiskey



Copper Fiddle Bourbon Whiskey

(Copper Fiddle Distillery, IL)  92° prf

Nose: Caramel, butterscotch, buttery, sweet molasses, vanilla, mocha, cola, honey, candied pineapple, dried apricots, apple pie, pear notes, orange, sweet tea, black tea, straw, hay, olive, cinnamon, sherry.
Palate: Caramel, toffee, butterscotch, buttery, brown sugar, cane, vanilla, honey, raisins, baked apples, apricot, sweet corn, ginger, nutty, cinnamon, nutmeg, spice, smoky, good heat, balanced, sherry.
Finish: Caramel, white chocolate, creamy, coconut cream, muscovado, peach, pear, apples, mint, cloves, light spice, tobacco, peat, smoky, oaky, dried cedar, well balanced, so soft, smooth.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Copper Fiddle Bourbon Whiskey



Corner Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

(Corner Creek Distillery Co., KY) Aged 10 yrs. - 88° prf

Nose: Caramel, cream, sweet cream, cane sugar, Juicy Fruit gum, strawberry, pineapple, banana, honeydew, melon, Granny Smith apple, green apple, apple cider, bright citrus, orange oil, honey, elderflower, straw, hay, nutty, cinnamon, allspice, oregano, parsley, Italian spices, leather, tannins, wood, light oak, new oak, crisp.
Palate: Caramel, creamy, buttery, toffee, molasses, honey, penny candy, pineapple, ripe bananas, mango, coconut, apricot, raspberry, red apple, tart apple, citrus, lemon, lemon oil orange, orange marmalade, Juicy Fruit gum, rum punch, raisins, dried fruit, licorice, eucalyptus, menthol, almond, toasted nuts, clove, cinnamon, pepper, black pepper, wet wood, leather, mouth coating, smooth, approachable.
Finish: Caramel, honey, baked apple, juicy mango, citrus, green grass, minty, licorice, cinnamon, nutmeg, spices, pepper, buttery, toast, tannins, smoky, oak, cedar, tongue tingling, surprising, well made, classic bourbon, tasty.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Corner Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey[



St. Augustine Distillery Bourbon Whiskey
Port Finished

(FL)  Aged 3 yrs. - 102° prf

Nose: Toffee, butterscotch, dark chocolate, vanilla, maple, burnt muscovado sugar, honey, warm gingerbread, stewed strawberries, ripe strawberries, cherry, stone fruits, orange, orange peel, citrus, elderflower, black tea, toasted almond, toast, buttered toast, leather, char, charred oak, wood, cedar, oak, sherry, aromatic.
Palate: Toffee, caramel, mocha, creamy, sweet vanilla, rich dark honey, toasted oats, cereal, sweet grains, mixed grains, corn, barley, sweet cherry, tart cherry, pineapple, orange, citrus, coconut, coffee, walnut, spicy ginger bread, nutmeg, spicy, tea, tobacco, burnt buttered toast, smoky, camp fire, charred wood, new oak, oak, opens up nicely, very rich.
Finish: Sweet vanilla, creamy, doughnuts, toasted honey roasted nuts, apricot, cooked apples, mint, tarragon, nutmeg, lingering spice, elegant fire, wood, oak, chewy, vibrant, flavorful, elegant.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

St. Augustine Distillery Bourbon Whiskey Port Finished



GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

Blue Note Premium Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey
(B.R. Distilling Co.,TN)  Aged 9 yrs. 93° prf

Nose: Caramel, toffee, treacle, spun sugar, cotton candy, bubble gum, custard, marzipan, honey, apricot, pineapple, tropical fruits, cherry, red apple, green apple, blood orange, lemon, cola, cereal, malt, black tea, mixed clove, floral, marsala, leather, oak, pine, aperol, sherry notes.
Palate: Caramel, chocolate, creamy, vanilla, molasses, caramelized apples, honey, spiced honey, spiced pineapple, ripe banana, apricot, pear, cherry, sour apple, lemon, citrus, orange zest, ginger, coconut, almond, hazelnut, nutty, grain, biscuit, black tea, mint, eucalyptus, cinnamon, spicy, soft char, smoky, woody, oak, surprising, rich, approachable.
Finish: Caramel, buttery, creamy, vanilla, bold spiced honey, dates, prune, apricot, marmalade, red apple, round echoes of fruit, floral note, mint, pine nuts, peppercorn, pepper, warm spices, spicy, tobacco leaves, leather, oaky, wood, well balanced, perfect balance, zingy, zesty, fun.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Blue Note Premium Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey



Tobacco Road Distillery Broadleaf Bourbon

(MA)  Aged 5 yrs. - 90° prf

Nose: Caramel, butterscotch, fudge, praline, sweet cream, vanilla, nougat, sugar cane, rich brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, Bananas Foster, ripe mango, pear, dried figs, cola, toasted oats, toast, coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, touch of clove, toasted wood, rum.
Palate: Caramel, fudge, sweet maple, creamy, vanilla, coconut milk, honey, buttery baked goods, banana, prune, mission figs, apricot, grapes, tart apple, lemon/lime, ginger, orange zest, mocha, candied pecans, toasted walnuts, pecan, rye, cereal, peppermint, hint of mint, nutmeg, creamy tobacco, woody, oak, toasted oak, port wine, balanced, bright.
Finish: Butterscotch, creamy, lingering caramel, warm vanilla, corn mash, molasses, floral, mint, nutty, white pepper, spicy, tannic, wood, pine notes, beautiful sherry finish, extremely smooth, pleasant, nice & easy, rich, decadent, perfect neat, a great sipper, delicious.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Tobacco Road Distillery Broadleaf Bourbon



St. Augustine Distillery The Saint Bourbon Whiskey

(FL)  Aged 3 yrs. - 114.6° prf

Nose: Toffee, caramel, caramel butter, butterscotch, demerara, molasses, cane sugar, nougat, creamy, vanilla, sweet grains, pecan pie, spice cake, Red Hots candy, raisins, prune, poached apples, juniper, olive, spearmint, allspice, rosemary, leather, earthy, mossy, pine, sherry cask.
Palate: Toffee, dark fudge, brown sugar, vanilla, sweet vanilla, banana bread, apple strudel, creamy spiced apples, prune, orange peel, orange, pear, juniper, herbaceous, mint, eucalyptus, cola nut, almond, nutty, bread, pumpkin pie spices, spicy, white pepper, black pepper, tobacco, leather, oak, marc wine, old-fashioned, rich, velvety, smooth.
Finish: Toffee, cane sugar, cream, vanilla, honey, prune, pineapple, apple citrus, raw potato, wax, herbaceous, tea, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, spice, persimmon, toasted, oak, well balanced for high alcohol, nice, round, lively.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

St. Augustine Distillery The Saint Bourbon Whiskey



Axe and the Oak Colorado Mountain Bourbon Whiskey

(Axe and the Oak Distillery, CO)  Aged less than 2 yrs. - 92° prf

Nose: Caramel, milk chocolate, clotted cream, butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, cola, vanilla, touch of honey, coconut, MacIntosh apple, Lady apple, green apple, pineapple, pear, tangerine, lemon, citrus, rose, rose potpourri, sweet cinnamon toast, cinnamon, spices, bulgogi sauce, tobacco, new wood, oak.
Palate: Caramel, molasses, brown sugar, powdered sugar, nougat, buttery, creamy, vanilla, honey, sweet corn, raisins, cola, deep cherry, pear, Asian pear, lemon, citrus, citrus peel, ginger, hazelnut, mint, eucalyptus, floral, cinnamon, spicy, pepper, peppery leather, Korean BBQ sauce, smoky, rosewood, cedar, oak, lush.
Finish: Chocolate, vanilla, cherry, cola, banana bread, sour apple, mint, eucalyptus, cinnamon, pepper, black pepper, spicy, good heat, smoky, nice woody finish, well balanced, soft, smooth, rich, fantastic.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Axe and the Oak Colorado Mountain Bourbon Whiskey



Low Gap Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Barrel Strength

(Tamar Distillery, CA)  Aged 3 yrs. - 124° prf

Nose: Butterscotch, butterscotch chips, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, chocolate Turtles, brown sugar, cream, buttery, peanut butter brittle, vanilla, Asian pear, lemon, King cake, cereal, toasted oats, toasted nuts, hazelnut, almond, mocha, coffee, black licorice, leather, sweet oak.
Palate: Caramel, creamy, chocolate, milk chocolate orange ball, cocoa, sweet sugarcane, powdered sugar, marzipan, spiced syrup, honey, Banoffee pie, apple, mint, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, black pepper, toast, anise, hops, tobacco, smoky, char, cedar box, woody, oak, port wine, great heat, rich, opens up great.
Finish: Butterscotch, caramel pudding, maple, vanilla, lingering honey, apple, lemon, mint, sweet cinnamon, spicy, crackers, tobacco, char, oak, beer, cognac, fiery, nice heat, awesome balance, opens up smooth, complex, amazing.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Low Gap Straight Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Strength



Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
Aged 10 yrs.

(Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, NY / TN)  92° prf

Nose: Caramel, butterscotch, toffee, fudge, molasses, cane sugar, spun sugar, mint chocolate ice cream, coffee ice cream, marzipan, honey, prune, banana, coconut, tropical fruit, green apple, mint, eucalyptus, coffee, nutty, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, tree bark, hints of smoke, smoky wood, woody, sweet sherry.
Palate: Caramel, buttery, vanilla, burnt sugar, burnt honey, honeycomb, candied apple, pineapple, orange zest, orange peel, elderflower, agave, baked pie crust, grain, cereal grains, mocha latte, walnuts, almond, nutty, coriander, clove, pepper, spices, saline, cedar box, oak, mossy oak, soft, rich.
Finish: Caramel, demerara, baked apple, mint, herbal, wheat, straw, sweet spiced nuts, nutty, nutmeg, black pepper, spicy, pine needles, black tea, tannins, char, wood, oak, sherry, port, nice heat, complex, smooth, cozy, rich, great.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey



Forefathers Broken Stave Bourbon Whiskey
Finished with XO Cognac Staves

(MLH Distillery, PA)  Aged no less than 4 yrs. - 91° prf

Nose: Caramel, toffee, molasses, demerara, brown sugar, cane sugar, crème brûlée, custard, vanilla, vanilla bean, honey, cotton candy, candied apple, banana bread, banana, orange marmalade, dried apricot, peach, pear, green apple, ginger beer, ginger, nut shells, nutty, hay, cinnamon, allspice dram, clove, oak.
Palate: Caramel, butterscotch, chocolate, toffee, treacle, vanilla, creamy vanilla, honey, cream soda, corn, peach, banana, black cherry, pear, orange, lemon, toasted coconut, toast, tea tree oil, mint, orange spice, cinnamon, allspice, basil, pepper, bold spices, tobacco, leather notes, musty, dark wood, pine, cedar, oak.
Finish: Caramel, cream cheese frosting, carrot cake, banana bread, sweet molasses, vanilla, pear, green apple, orange spice, toasted almond, toasted peanuts, pepper, white pepper, black pepper, spicy, old leather, char, oak, balanced, smooth, chewy, zesty, bold, pleasant.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Forefathers Broken Stave Bourbon Whiskey Finished with XO Cognac staves



Missouri Ridge Distillery Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
(MO)  Aged over 3 yrs. - 94° prf

Nose: Butterscotch, caramel, toffee, chocolate, dark molasses, cane sugar, maple, nougat, buttery, brown butter, buttered popcorn, vanilla, honey, pineapple, coconut, warm pumpkin pie, biscuits, cereal, toast, nutty, black coffee, white flowers, grassy, mint, clove, cedar, oak, rhum agricole.
Palate: Butterscotch, caramel, sweet cream, chocolate malt, cocoa, molasses, dark muscovado, maple syrup, honey, lemon meringue pie, banana, orange, citrus, buttered popcorn, buttery, biscuits, almond, nutty, coffee, elderflower, peppermint, cinnamon, cloves, spice, black pepper, tobacco, mineral, char, smoky wood, cedar, pine, oak, creamy, smooth, rich, dreamy.
Finish: Caramel, creamy, chocolate, vanilla, blondies, cooked apples, apple cider, mint, tea, toasted walnuts, nutty, toast, cinnamon, bold spices, woody, new wood, oak, tannic oak, cedar, a nice sipper, delightful.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

Missouri Ridge Distillery Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey



Bluegrass Distillers Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Single Barrel

(KY)  Blue Corn. Aged min 2 yrs. - 117° prf

Nose: Caramel, butterscotch, sweet toffee, molasses, maple syrup, brown sugar, creamy, vanilla, honey, sugar cookies, strawberry jam, jelly, pear, lemon, orange rind, Amaretto, buttered popcorn, buttered toast, bread, dough, walnuts, eucalyptus, sweet potpourri, leather, tobacco, earth, green wood, oak, beautiful.
Palate: Caramel, caramel sauce, maple syrup, spicy cloved molasses, sweet cream, creamy, vanilla, honey, banana bread, baked apple, orange, orange peel, floral, spearmint, bright mint, almond liquor, hazelnut, nutty, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, big spice, spicy, peppery, cigar box, light char, toasted oak, woody, balanced, nice heat, chewy, rich.
Finish: Corn, barley, cream, sweet butter, honey, orange zest, tart berries, toasted oats, nutty, minty, lemongrass, baking spice, spicy shakedown, tobacco, oak, bold fire, chewy, nuanced, lively, surprising, POW!


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Bluegrass Distillers Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel



Ava Gardner Select Bourbon Whiskey

(Seven Jars Distillery, NC / Distilled in Indiana)  101° prf

Nose: Caramel, butterscotch, toffee, praline, molasses, brown sugar, maple syrup, cream, vanilla, Elephant Ears pastry, baked goods, apple pie, Rome apple, red apple, pineapple, banana, orange, corn, malt, walnuts, Brazilian nuts, nutty, nutmeg, cinnamon, pipe tobacco, oak.
Palate: Caramel, Kit Kat bar, confectioners’ sugar, whipped cream, vanilla, maple syrup, spicy molasses, deep honey, apple cider donuts, churros, Ginger Snaps, toast, nutty, rooibos tea, bright herbals, wintergreen, mint, cinnamon sugar, cinnamon, leather, maple bacon, smoky peat, oak, balanced, creamy, smooth, rich.
Finish: Caramel, Ginger Snaps, ginger spiced cookies, orange blossom honey, almond, nutty, pepper, white pepper, hints of black pepper, spicy, leather, smoky, woody, oak, great balance, smooth, velvet.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Ava Gardner Select Bourbon Whiskey



Blue Note Juke Joint Straight Bourbon Whiskey

(B.R. Distilling Co.,TN)  Aged min. 3 yrs. - 93° prf

Nose: Caramel, toasted caramel, toffee, fudge, brown sugar, maple sugar, sweet cream, marzipan, cola nut, honey, ripe mango, banana, pineapple, peach, apricot, cherry, green apple, apple cider, cereal, baked goods, cinnamon rolls, mulling spices, nutty, licorice, clove, smoke, peat moss, minerals, stone, pine, oak, bourbon barrel.
Palate: Big caramel, butterscotch, toffee, sweet treacle, dark sugar, vanilla, thick cream, buttery, warm apple pie, orange marmalade, honey, peach, mango, pineapple, red candied cherry, green apple, citrus, orange spice, wintergreen, mint, toasted almonds, rye bread, rosemary, cinnamon, nutmeg, spice, pepper, black pepper, woodsy, cedar, tannic oak, sherry.
Finish: Vanilla cream, vanilla, marzipan, cream, hint of butter, honey dipped pears, dried fruit, sour cherry, ginger, citrus, herbal, mint, spicy, peppery, tannic, cedar, oak, good heat, well balanced, bright.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Blue Note Juke Joint Straight Bourbon Whiskey



Iron Fish Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Strength

(Iron Fish Distillery, MI)  Finished in maple syrup barrels.
111.6° prf


Nose: Caramel, cane sugar, vanilla, baked muffins, candied fruit, light banana, pear, crisp green apple, mint, grass, peas, mushroom, straw, toast, cinnamon, nutty, tannin, char, pine, oak.
Palate: Toffee, caramel, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, sugar cane, creamy, crème brûlée, clotted cream, buttery, honey, prune, red apple, pear, grape, Red Vines Licorice Whips, candied pecans, sweet spicy nuts, cereal grains, ginger, mushroom, mint, clove, tobacco leaf, cedar box, pine, oak, port wine, soft.
Finish: Caramel, chocolate, nougat, cheesecake, honey, creamy pear, pear, orange, mint, spicy, pepper, toasted oats, oak, well balanced, rich, great.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Iron Fish Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Strength



Boot Hill Distillery Bourbon Whiskey

(KS)  High wheat. Aged over 1 yr. - 90° prf

Nose: Toffee, butterscotch, caramel, nougat, treacle, brown sugar, sugar cane, dry cocoa, butter, vanilla, maple syrup, pancakes, flour, pecans, toasted nuts, banana, green apple, citrus, ginger, anise, eucalyptus, grass, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, spice, fried chicken, tobacco, leather chair, woodsy, fresh oak.
Palate: Toffee, caramel, fudge, dark chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, creamy, buttery, biscuit, dough, honey, apricot, stone fruit, green apple, quince, orange, orange peel, lemon peel, spiced banana, ginger, licorice, pecans, nuts, coffee, clove, peppered cream, spice, salty, tobacco, fresh wood, cedar, fresh oak, chewy, rich.
Finish: Chocolate bar, cocoa powder, touch of caramel, creamy, honey, clover honey, orange zest, mint, herbal, black tea leaf, black tea, nuts, white pepper, black pepper, limestone, fresh cut wood, oak, subtle smoke, very balanced, complex, round, soft, smooth.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Boot Hill Distillery Bourbon Whiskey



King's Family Distillery Single Barrel Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey

(TN)  Aged 5 yrs. - 123.7° prf

Nose: Butterscotch candy, Werther’s Original, buttery, caramel, toffee, cane sugar, cotton candy, cocoa, vanilla, carrot cake, apple, green apple, orange peel, porcini mushrooms, toast, coffee grinds, bitters, eucalyptus, nutmeg, burnt wood, woody, cedar, oak, marc wine, Madeira port.
Palate: Butterscotch, caramel, demerara, brown sugar, maple syrup, creamy, vanilla, stewed cherries, peppered marmalade, orange, orange zest, apple, green apple, sour apple, gingerbread. sugar & spice, clove, nutmeg, tannins, smoky, char, toasted oak, oak, woody, almond liquor, calvados.
Finish: Sticky caramel, toffee pudding, sweet cane sugar, vanilla, cooked bananas, orange, apple, mint, spice, peppery, tobacco, toasted oak, calvados, balanced, sweet, zesty, nice, big, flavorful.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

King's Family Distillery Single Barrel Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey



Brickway Distillery Bourbon American Whisky
Double Barrel

(NE)  86° prf

Nose: Caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, maple syrup, cocoa, mocha, vanilla, vanilla cream, almond, amaretto, oats, grain, fruit cake, pear, green apple, apple skins, banana skin, grass, green leaves, dried leaves, hay, faint mint, cumin, leather, musty, sherry barrel, woody, oak.
Palate: Caramel, butterscotch, crème brûlée, demerara sugar, sugar cane, maple syrup, vanilla, sweet malt, honey, orange preserves, pineapple, green apple, pear, orange, orange peel, lemon, citrus, dried raspberry, fruit leather, almond, nutty, ginger, mint, peppermint, eucalyptus, spicy, cinnamon, pepper, biscuit, fall leaves, touch of tobacco, leather, oaky, chewy.
Finish: Toffee, butterscotch, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, buttery, popcorn, nuts, lemon, rosewater, peppermint, grassy, caraway, spice, lingering leather, smoke, woody, fresh wood, balanced, complex, good heat, soft, delicate.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Brickway Distillery Bourbon American Whisky Double Barrel



Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
Aged 6 yrs.

(Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, NY / TN)  92° prf

Nose: Toffee, chocolate, cane sugar, molasses, maple syrup, buttery, hints of vanilla, marzipan, honey, pineapple, cantaloupe, pear, ripe red apple, citrus, white flowers, biscuits, cereal, rye, bread, dough, cashews, hay, cinnamon, spice, new leather, tobacco, smoky, wood, oak, pine, cherry wood, sherry, cognac.
Palate: Toffee, chocolate, treacle, brown sugar, vanilla, marzipan, apple pie, raisins, dried prune, maraschino cherry, apricot, fresh Anjou pears, orange, orange zest, rose, cola nut, almond, walnut, licorice, anise, eucalyptus, clove, nutmeg, pepper, spicy, tobacco leaves, pipe tobacco, leather, cigar box, char, oak, chewy, rich.
Finish: Hints of chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit, red peppers, lime, mint, anise, grain, pecans, nutty, cinnamon, pepper, black pepper, spicy, big tannins, pine, cedar, dark oak, complex, elegant.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey



Iron Fish Four Cask Blend of Bourbon Whiskies
2020 Release

(Iron Fish Distillery, MI)  40% local maple syrup cask, 30% Caribbean rum cask, 15% sherry cask, 15% cognac cask.
101° prf


Nose: Caramel, butterscotch, sweet cream, chocolate, treacle, molasses, cane sugar, vanilla sugar cookies, dried mango, apricot, orange marmalade, citrus, tropical fruit, cherry, floral, herbal tea, green pepper, hazelnut, nutmeg, allspice, wormwood, leather, earth, musty, cigar box, oak, sherry, rum.
Palate: Toffee, caramel, fudge, molasses, cream, vanilla, honey, Graham crackers, apricot preserves, cherry, red apple, ripe green apple, citrus notes, spiced fruit, rose, tea leaves, mint, grass, hazelnut, pecan, clove, cinnamon, leather, tobacco, wood, cedar, oak, soft, rich.
Finish: Fudge, caramel candy, cream, ripe bananas, Bananas Foster, orange marmalade, intense concentrated peach, green apple, anise, basil, tarragon, clove, spice, nutty, pine, oak, smooth, rich.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Iron Fish Four Cask Blend of Bourbon Whiskies



Alpine Distilling Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Private Stock

(UT)  Aged min. 24 months. Kosher - 102° prf

Nose: Caramel, toffee, butterscotch, vanilla, rich honey, sticky bun, baked goods, banana, strawberry, pear, citrus, light cinnamon, cloves, spice, oak.
Palate: Caramel, butterscotch, butter, honey, orange blossom honey, glazed donut, dried fruit, orange peel, cherry, banana, ginger, oats, light toast, toasted almond, sweet mint, clove, spicy, black pepper, smoke, woody, oak, port wine, velvety, creamy mouthfeel.
Finish: Banana, dry ginger, cinnamon, spicy, oak, cedar, clean, smooth, round, pleasant, delicious.


Gold Medal
Gold medal

Alpine Distilling Straight Bourbon Whiskey

 


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