Picked this up from Oak Liquor Cabinet a few weeks ago and just got around to having my second glass. The case it came in was cool but I just threw it out so nothing to write home about. They include these little cards with tasting notes and a break down of which floors of which warehouse the whiskey came from. I’m not sure that is information I care about but whatever.
Abv: 127 proof (63.7% ABV)
Age: 6 years 3 months 14 days
Color: A deep, rich amber
Nose: Honey and hints of spice
Taste: The honey from the nose transitions into a richer, sweet caramel. Surisingly little heat despite the proof
Finish: Long sweet caramel finish with just a touch of spice at the end
Nose: On ice the sweet nose is preserved and almost reminds me of a dessert wine
Taste: A delicious explosion of caramel and butterscotch. Very tasty indeed.
Finish: Unfortunately shortened by the ice and mostly just a touch of spice
An excellent bourbon though I wish the spice was a little more prevalent and that the finish stood up to ice a bit better(it’s hot here). I was also a bit disappointed not to catch the cherry notes the card that came with it mentioned. I probably won’t pick up another bottle of Kathleen’s batch but I will be keeping my eye out for another bottle from another batch. I do like high abv sweet bourbons :)
8 - an excellent bottle I’ll buy from time to time