Price: $175 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: George Dickel / Diageo
Mashbill: 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% barley
Aged For: 28 years
Cask Type: New charred oak
Chill Filtered: Yes (And possibly other filtering)
Color: Copper (For 28 years I’m a bit surprised at the relative lightness)
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Sour dark barrel char, heavy citrus, spoiled maple syrup, rotted corn mash, vanilla, and dark coffee.
Mouthfeel: Dry and thin
Palate/Taste: Dear god it’s like licking an oak branch that’s been struck by lightning and covered in sour mineral water. Bubblegum and citric acid.
Finish: Depressing long and bitter, caramel, vanilla extract harvested from the lining of an oak barrel, and corn.
Thoughts: The epitome of over oaked, it’s not good folks.
Score: 60 out of 100