Aspen Stave Finished Colorado Bourbon Batch #6
Peggy Noe Stevens 8.9
Nose: Dark brown sugar and cinnamon brioche. Fresh Bing cherry and orange blossom. Peppery port with dark chocolate. Banana pudding.
Palate: Surround-sound pepper and leather. Texturally rich with the oak and fruit notes of cherry. Some smouldering wood notes and sweet baked apples.
Finish: Lingers and peels away to the tannins and rich wood sugars. Sweet and dry.
Comments: Assertively rich and chewy texture, well-spoken and classy.
Susan Reigler 8.6
Nose: Resinous wood, like a walk in a high-altitude forest. Then some caramel and wild berries. Also, quite soft given the high proof.
Palate: Dark fruit and herbs, which is a rather unusual combination of flavors found in Bourbon. It’s Scotch-like. There’s even a faint note of smoked meat.
Finish: The high proof arrives with heat at the back of the throat. Long and dry finish.
Comments: Put this is a rocks glass with an ice cube and be rewarded with fruit and caramel.