2021 – r/bourbon – Hughes “Belle of Bedford” 9yr Single Barrel Rye
Year: 2021 by t8ke
Info: Barrel #3717, 9yr MGP Rye, 54.12% ABV, Distilled 3/2012
Notes: Brown sugar, black tea, candied orange and powerful molasses. Clove, orange peel, toffee and herbal zest. . More brown sugar focused in profile, leaning back on classical rye notes. Devoid of spearmint, but the black tea and candied orange notes help bring quite a bit of rye complexity to pair with the sweetness. Strong pipe tobacco and oaky tannin convey the age with ease. Long rich finish.