Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Barrel 412
Paul Sutton Bourbon
Peggy Noe Stevens
Nose: Bright dark cherry and cassis that roll into baked apple, baking spices and anise. Medium length of caramel and vanilla.
Palate: Cinnamon candy slides to caramel and vanilla. Oak wraps the tongue and elevates the spice again leading back to some peachy twists and grains.
Finish: Lingers with spice and distinct oak presence that warms subtly as it fades.
Comments: A sweeter cocktail would take the spice notes and round out a nice sip.
Nose: Just-picked green apple dipped in honey, then given a thin coating of caramel. Peppery oak vies with cinnamon.
Palate: Dry and oaky. The fruit, caramel, and spice from the nose have all retreated to the edges of the tongue rather than being front and center.
Finish: Nutty oak at the start which rolls into peppery oak at the end.
Comments: Would have been nice if the balanced elements on the nose had carried over more convincingly onto the palate. But oak lovers will be pleased.