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Blackened x Wes Henderson Bourbon

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    6 Years

  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: While it's far from boring, you’ll enjoy [the] unexpected contrast it brings perhaps more than the whiskey itself.
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  • Raided Score: 68
  • Publication: The Bourbon Culture
  • Excerpt: Overall, while I did find more than a couple flavors and scents I really enjoyed, the experience was kind of unrefined.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this is an interesting pour that seems to touch on multiple different flavor profiles.
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  • Intro:

    This limited release from the Metallica-backed whiskey brand Blackened is a collaboration between the brand and Wes Henderson, previously of Angel's Envy (now retired). It's bottled at barrel proof and finished in white port wine barrels. Let's dive in!

  • Nose:

    Rich and funky on the nose, there's tons of bread pudding, sweet wine and honey, apples and pears, a touch of blackberry and opulent nougat. Rich and inviting, there's a lot going on!

  • Taste:

    Medium to rich viscosity on the palate, a touch of heat. Grape, berries, honey, caramel and some rock candy sweetness. Light, nutty, funkiness.

  • Finish:

    Everything comes together with this long finish. It's enjoyable, sweet and full of fruit, sweet oak and an interesting touch of nuttiness once again.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is an interesting pour that seems to touch on multiple different flavor profiles. I like it — if jammy fruits and a nutty, sweet bourbon profile is your go, this should be right up your alley.

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