Price: Discontinued (For almost half a century)
Distilled/Owned by: National Distillers
Aged For: 10 Years
Cask Type: New charred oak
Chill Filtered: Unknown
Color: Mahogany with a red tinge
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Sweet corn, cotton candy, old oak, bit of vanilla, cocoa powder, nutmeg, toasted nuts, bread yeast.
Feel: Medium body
Taste: Dark chocolate, peanuts in caramel, tobacco, oak, cinnamon, pepper, “dusty”
Finish: Probably the longest finish I have ever had on a bourbon, this stayed in my mouth for an eternity. Increases in warmth as it continues, with a combination of oak, chocolate and hazelnut.
Thoughts: I’m amazed and how long the finish is and how dark the bourbon is for the proof, they must have had some amazing honey barrels for this blend. Thanks again to my secret Santa in 2017 for this amazing gift!
Score: 90 out of 100