David Nicholson 1843 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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David Nicholson 1843

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Luxco

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The honey wraps around the mid palate to give a candy-corn dimension and the sawdust evolves into bold toasted oak. The finish is hot and spicy, but adding a few drops of water douses the unnecessary burn.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Being a wheatear I wasn’t expecting the David Nicholson 1843 to be as spicy as it is, but it’s a fantastic dimension to pair up with the sweet, oak, toasty and roasty character that presides over the dram as a whole. This whiskey is, in a word, delightful.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: A solid 100 proof wheated bourbon that, while not "cheap" per se, doesn't break the wallet. It serves as a good base line wheated bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this is short, sweet and thin. Not bad, but not impressive. I have a feeling this distillate is younger and from less quality casks than what goes into Old Fitz and Larceny since I remember liking those more.
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  • Intro:

    This is a wheated bourbon released by Luxco. It is Heaven Hill distillate, similar to the Larceny and Old Fitz mashbill.

  • Nose:

    Ethanol, caramel, confectioners sugar. Pretty much all sweet.

  • Taste:

    Thin, werthers caramel candies, faint honey and fruitiness. Mild oak / tobacco but not prominent in any way.

  • Finish:

    Short, faint oak and caramel.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is short, sweet and thin. Not bad, but not impressive. I have a feeling this distillate is younger and from less quality casks than what goes into Old Fitz and Larceny since I remember liking those more.

  • Score:

    4

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