Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Rob Allanson 8.2
Nose: Floral, a glade of bluebells and lilac, then really sweetens into honey and marzipan. Oak aged chardonnay with a hint of incense.
Palate: Runny honey mixed with orange bitters, glacé cherries and vanilla pastry. Moves then to a meaty edge with a little salami sweet and spiciness.
Finish: Sweet all the way, with those aromatic bitters giving a little tingle.
Comments: Moves around a bit at first but then all comes together in that glorious finish.
Sam Coyne 8.0
Nose: Gentle spiciness before fudge. Maize and cereal. Oddly enough becomes quite rummy.
Palate: Brown sugar, oak that prickles the tongue. Green apples and vanilla on the mid-palate. Milk chocolate comes at the end.
Finish: Middling length, but a faint spice makes its presence felt. Oak, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then becomes grassy.
Comments: A good sipping whiskey, with which you just know where you stand. For friends and the everyday.