Humboldt County Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Peggy No Stevens 7.5
Nose: Fresh peachy bouquet with vanilla zeal. Slivered almonds sprinkled on a caramel cake. Grainy corn sweetness that coexists with the wood notes.
Palate: Light brown sugar melted over pineapple and the slightest hint of some black pepper. Some mocha and marshmallow with a Graham cracker chaser.
Finish: Inviting finish, not too long but pleasant and texturally sound.
Comments: Warm and friendly, perfect to drink at any occasion.
Susan Reigler 7.2
Nose: Alcohol. Then some green herbs, corn and sweet spice. This seems young. After a time, there’s a bit of vanilla aroma.
Palate: Cinnamon spice predominates and while this is a fine note, there is not enough of the vanilla and caramel present to be equal partners. Pear struggles to be noticed.
Finish: Tingling and warm, but not too hot. But, it’s short.
Comments: This may be a classic case of needing more time in the barrel. Water flattens it.