A selection of 5, 7, 9, 10 and 14 year old Straight Bourbon Whiskey barrels -Distilled in Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee and Texas. -
Christmas cake explodes from the glass, studded with slivered almonds, prunes, and black currents. The lightly roasted coffee note drifting up is reminiscent of the New Orleans classic, Café Brulôt, where clove studded oranges are floated in brandy, set aflame, then slowly extinguished with black coffee.
Neat Tasting Notes:
Appearance: Dark honey with ginger highlights.
Nose: Rich, deeply fruited and subtly spiced with slivered almonds, prunes, and black currents. Coffee notes are followed by soft oak, licorice, and vanilla flecked whipped cream atop hot cocoa, reminiscent of a finely aged Armagnac.
Palate: Like your first bite of a cheerily iced gingerbread man and rounded out by Twix candy bar, hazelnut cappuccino, and fig jam. The mouthfeel grows syrupy as it sits on the palate.
Finish: Creme de menthe melting into cocoa with a dash of steaming black coffee.
With a few drops of spring water:
The oak gets pushed back, revealing Membrillo and raspberry pâte-de-fruit on the nose. Notes of cranberry, candied lime peel and curacao, and a finish that hints of pineapple upside-down cake.