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Tasting: Whiskey Row, BiB Bourbon


Whiskey Row

Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

Whiskey Row


Proof: 100
ABV: 50%
Style: Bourbon
State: KY
Price: $$


Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose: Incredible malty burst, followed by paprika and white pepper. Dried apricot and fumed oak. Baked apples and a touch of honey here.

Palate: The heat is domineering with cinnamon on the first sip, but slows down to a bready and yeast and appley flavor. Big oak.

Finish: Loses balance of flavors. Dry with a pale cayenne aftertone.

Comments: There is a lot going on here. Try it over a big block of ice to tame some of the spice.

Score

7.2


Susan Reigler

Nose: Corn bread studded with berries. Very little, if any, caramel, but some faint intimations of vanilla. Quite a lot of oak.

Palate: Malted corn sweetness. The berries are dried rather than juicy. Crushed pecans add to the dryness.

Finish: Bourbons tend to become drier through the finish, but this one starts dry, has a slight crescendo to brown sugar, and then fades back to dry oak.

Comments: Arid. But it might work very well in a Manhattan.

Score

7.4


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