Paid: $55 for 750ml
Distilled / Owned By: Jim Beam / Beam Suntory
Batch: Bluegill Creek (2016-04)
Age: 6 Years, 5 months
Mashbill: 75% corn, 12% rye, 10% malted barley
Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4
Chill Filtered: No
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Very alcohol forward, Charred oak, Peanuts, Vanilla corn and Cinnamon
Taste: Sweeter than I expected, very nutty. Butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, and pepper.
Finish: Gentle compared to the proof but still a good warmth and linger. A fresher oak than the nose.
Overall: What used to be and great deal on a barrel proof bourbon before the price hikes in the beginning of 2017. Tasty bourbon that Isn’t mind blowing, but very good.
Score: 85 out of 100