Flashcards in STAPLE BOURBONS Deck (12):
Batch 206 Old Loghouse:
51% corn 49% malted barely.
Aged 19 months. small batch, double distilled. American Oak. Cascade mountain watershed. reddish copper colors. Pudding and vanilla on the nose. citrus peel on palate. dry malt finish, oily medium body.
Buffalo Trace: $9
Nose: Spicy and sweet with caramel, creamy toffee eclairs, hints of cinnamon, rum spice and cereal sweetness.
Palate: Brown sugar, toffee apple, sweet oak, custard, oily espresso beans, a touch of chocolate-covered raisins and toasty wood.
Finish: Good length with sweet spices, cinnamon gum and toffee
Mash: 68% corn, 28% rye, 4% malted barley
Distiller: Bulleit Distilling / Four Roses distillery
NOSE-Caramel, vanilla and citrus are the first aromas out of the bottle. char, oak, strawberry shortcake
TASTE- Caramel, oak, and vanilla start things out. This is one of the more woody bourbons I’ve had and it’s rather nice actually. Accompanying these main four is a very robust spice filled with paprika, pepper, and cinnamon. There’s some orange zest, light crisp fruit and cherries hanging out in there as well.
FINISh- That same slightly dry / dusty character follows through on the long woody finish with some caramel and citrus
Calmet Farm: $15
gold color. kentucky. very sweet on the nose,nearly floral. rock candy on nose.
ABV: 45%, Age: 11 yrs 2 months
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
NOSE: Caramel, bourbon spice, dark fruit, butterscotch and raisin, rye, brown sugar, wood, molasses and just a hint of vanilla frosting.
TASTE: Deep rich caramel float, dark fruit, cinnamon, brown sugar and honey. anise, a biscuit like quality, a slight corn and a bit of wood
FINISH: Caramel quickly gives way to corn, dark fruit, wood and just a hint of mint.
BALANCE, BODY & FEEL: Smooth and effortless it’s so easy to drink it’s almost silly.
$13 lighter color, wood and pepper on palate-definitely lots of rye. malt sweetness
ABV: 46.5%, Age: 3 years
Distiller: FEW Spirits, ILLINOIS
Mashbill: 70% corn, 20% rye & 10% malted barley
EYE: Coppery caramel
NOSE: cinnamon and clove, herbal body. Anise, caramel, nutmeg, butterscotch, pine mix and mingle with citrus peels and an ambiguous sweetness.
TASTE: Corn, clove, cinnamon and caramel dill, bourbon spice, pepper, astringent oak and juniper in the place of the resinous pine.
FINISH: Very herbal with notes of caramel, pine, anise, cinnamon, clove, butterscotch and oak.
Four Roses Single Barrel
EYE: Caramel with an orange hint
NOSE: caramel and brown sugar, citrus custard, some great oakiness, light vanilla and butterscotch with a slightly medicinal
PALATE: toffee, cinnamon, vanilla, pepper, red licorice, cherry, citrus custard, toasted brown sugar and a thyme
FINISH: A bright burst of cinnamon and pepper which quickly turns to oaky caramel corn on a med-long finish.
BALANCE, BODY & FEEL: A mild buttery character with a slight bite but smooth as corn silk
Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey
– 100% New York corn
double distilled, Unfiltered.
aged less than four years in small oak barrels.
Pure popcorn, sweet cherry juice, butterscotch, menthol, and some baking spices.
60% corn, 35% rye, and 5% malted barley.
aged for four years in new oak barrels before finished in wine casks: merlot casks and chardonnay casks, and are chosen from among the finest wineries on Long Island.”
Before the aged bourbon is poured into the wine casks, though, each wine barrel is washed with a local, Long Island brandy resulting in a more mellow, complex bourbon
The nose is punchy and tannic — full of both wood notes and winey ones.
It starts with Bananas Foster, black cherries, and licorice. Chocolate and root beer notes evolve from there, alongside more traditional and expected vanilla and caramel character.
A long, Port-like finish comes along after that, offering some of that brandy’s sweet fruitiest.
Rowan’s Creek: $11
copper color. kentucky. peace and wood on nose. young tasting, light bodied, clove spice, caramel finish
Willet Small Batch
Age: 8-10 Years (no age statement on bottle)
ABV: 47% (94 Proof)
Appearance: beautiful golden amber.
Smell: nose with lemon and orange hints. A potpourri hint on the finish with syrup note
Taste: light and buttery smooth, with vanilla, and caramel on the start, with spicy sweetness on the finish.
Finish: The finish was medium to long with a lack of bite. floral hints and a touch of spice to round it out.