10 Years Old Single Barrel
Lux Row Distillers
Peggy Noe Stevens 7.3
Nose: Honey and Crème Brûlée. Background hints of wood. Coffee bean and cardamom with earthy truffle.
Palate: Light brown sugar and honey abound, then spiced pecan and tobacco. The thrust of baking spice sits back and waits for a cool mint to reveal itself.
Finish: Approachable with a high ginger note and delicate toast note at the end.
Comments: Very approachable, but let it open a bit before taking a sip.
Susan Reigler 7.9
Nose: Peaches, apricots, cinnamon, allspice and some sweet new leather.
Palate: Vanilla complimented by fruit and spice. Impressively smooth sipped neat. Just enough oak to give it backbone. It is very well balanced.
Finish: Begins with the fruit and dries quickly to light pepper and oak. Least complex aspect of this whiskey.
Comments: Stay balanced with the addition of water. Wish the finish had lived up to the rest of the nose and palate, though.