American Whiskey Issue eight Tastings

Traverse City – Stillhouse Edition Barrel Proof Bourbon

Traverse City 
Stillhouse Edition Barrel Proof Bourbon
Traverse City Whiskey Co.

Proof: 115
ABV: 57.9%
Style: Bourbon
State: MI
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens 8.2

Nose: Ginger and sweet vanilla bean. Toffee is balanced with the spice and vanilla. Biscuit with an orange marmalade. Pine nuts and coconut.

Palate: White pepper on the palate after a ginger hit, warm brown sugar, wood essence, golden apple and green tea.

Finish: Nice finish that repeats the spice of ginger and apple. Admirable texture and fresh leather.

Comments: Highly mixable, especially if you like a spicier old fashioned at the end of a long day.

Susan Reigler 7.9

Nose: Sweet cherries and roses rise from the glass with notes of exotic spices, including cardamom and a light whiff of sandalwood.

Palate: Vanilla forward with fruit and spice emerging. It’s sweet but avoids being cloying.

Finish: Oak finally shows up here as fruit lingers in the roof of the mouth. It fades quickly.

Comments: Sweetness at the expense of some balance. Nonetheless, it is an easy drinker. But it would probably get lost in a cocktail. Vermouth would vanquish it.

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