Issue Three Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Starlight – Indiana Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Starlight
Indiana Straight Bourbon Whiskey 
Starlight Distillery

Proof: 90
ABV: 57.1%
Style: Bourbon
State: IN
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.1 

Nose: Vanilla and cinnamon granola.  Honey.  Hints of wood with pine nut accents.  Ginger snaps. Fennel.

Palate: Crisp structure with brown sugar.  Spice behind the sweetness of candied apple. Banana crème pie. 

Finish: Lingering earthy flavors are present, ending with a touch of spearmint and
white pepper.

Comments: Quiet strength speaks to the finish and enjoyment of this Bourbon.

Susan Reigler – 8.7 

Nose: Multigrain cereal with vanilla, sweet mint, some baking spice. 

Palate: Vanilla and caramel. The baking spice is joined by dark fruit, raisins, ripe sour cherries, dates, notes of bitter dark chocolate. 

Finish: Very long with spiced tannins. Pepper fades to leave a lingering warmth without being hot. 

Comments: A splash of water is vital to access the different flavor layers are revealed. Instead of mingling, they appear successively. 

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