Underground Bourbon Whiskey finished with Black Cherry Wood
Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.2
Nose: Cherry cola and young wood.Floral honeysuckle that is perfume-like. Light brown sugar and graham cracker. Crushed black walnut.
Palate: Spice pops with black pepper and cinnamon. Leather and coffee, sugared dates and oak.
Finish: Spice that lingers and carries to a sweet caravan of toffee and cherry.
Comments: A Bourbon that is ‘cigar-suited” siting in an easy chair and would invite a milk chocolate pairing.
Susan Reigler – 7.5
Nose: Sweet vanilla with some mild aroma of apricots. Quite light. Does not seem to get stronger after time in the glass.
Palate: Apricots predominate on the palate, light notes of vanilla and sweet oak.
Finish: Warm, without heat. Stays sweet.
Comments: Enjoyable, if not complex, especially if your taste in Bourbon tends toward the fruity style. It is doubtful that it would stand up in a cocktail. Adding water brings out the oak.