Issue 14 Issue 14 Tastings Tastings

Tasting: Widow Jane, The Vault 15 Years Old Batch 2

Widow Jane

The Vault 15 Years Old Batch 2

Widow Jane Distillery

Proof: 99
ABV: 49.5%
Style: Bourbon
State: NY
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose: Grainy nose with sparks of baking spice and anise. Some sugared dates along with oak tannin. Butterscotch and apricot appear.

Palate: Hot sparks of the grain combination mixed with cinnamon and black pepper. Oak abounds with the tannins, not too much butterscotch left over.

Finish: Dissipates quickly leaving flares of the spices and oak to rest on the tongue.

Comments: The heat will wake you up, but if you like grain-forward flavor, be my guest.



Susan Reigler

Nose: A pinch of cardamom over ripe pears and apples. The appealing nose is anchored by a solid base of toffee and caramel. 

Palate: Guessing there’s a high rye component given the presence of a distinctively herbal flavor, which plays well with the fruit. 

Finish: It’s the sweet fruit and some oak that lingers on the finish.

Comments: As it sits in the glass, it keeps changing, like the patterns in a kaleidoscope. Give it some time.



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