Issue Six Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Bardstown Bourbon – Phifer Pavitt Reserve

Bardstown Bourbon
Phifer Pavitt Reserve
Bardstown Bourbon Co.

Proof: 107
ABV: 53.5%
Style: Bourbon
State: KY
Price: $$$$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 9.0 

Nose: Generous vanilla nose with wrapped caramel. Sweet, dried cherries and brown sugar with a toasty-nutty bouquet. 

Palate: Energetic and deep caramel and dark raisin. Roasted marshmallow with ample proportions of grain and oak.  

Finish: Approachable and easy with a subtle fresh oak and wood sugar that blends with a soft, smokey finish.

Comment: This is a comfortable companion to sip of an evening.

Susan Reigler – 8.8 

Nose: Wine-like with dark fruit, caramel, cinnamon, brown sugar, sweet oak, and some new leather. 

Palate: Very fruity up front, followed by caramel. Then spices – cinnamon, cardamom – followed by a light squeeze of citrus. 

Finish: The citrus teases around the edge of the tongue before being overtaken by the caramel and spices. 

Comment: Even though eminently drinkable at bottle proof, add a little water to enhance the caramel sweetness. 

 

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