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Daviess County Cabernet Finished Bourbon

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Lux Row

  • ABV:

    48%

  • Age:

    4 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
Synopsis:

Jammy fruit without an aggressive tannic influence gives Daviess County Cabernet Sauvignon finished bourbon plenty of edge to demonstrate the merits a wine finish can bring to a young bourbon. Not particularly exceptional on its own, this bottle performs well when flanked with it's co-expressions to succeed in demonstrating how finishes can affect a base spirit.

  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: A dessert whiskey in every sense, this is definitely one to pick up if you happen to come across it.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: This bourbon is peppery and fruity, with a touch of cloves. All told, it’s mellower and more easygoing than you expect from the mixed mash bill and the spicy start.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, pretty nice for something this young. Not exceptionally complex or powerful, but it's interesting and succeeds in exemplifying what a wine finish can do to a bourbon of this age - and it does it well.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Unconventional, but lovely in the way it combines lush sherried fruit with rye-like spice.
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  • Synopsis:

    Jammy fruit without an aggressive tannic influence gives Daviess County Cabernet Sauvignon finished bourbon plenty of edge to demonstrate the merits a wine finish can bring to a young bourbon. Not particularly exceptional on its own, this bottle performs well when flanked with it's co-expressions to succeed in demonstrating how finishes can affect a base spirit.

  • Intro:

    This is a combination of mashbills from an undisclosed distiller (though not hard to guess) containing a wheated mashbill and a high rye mashbill. This combination is then finished for 6 months in cabernet sauvignon barrels. No age statement here, but this expression is bottled at 48% ABV. Let's get to it.

  • Nose:

    Sweet caramel, honey, a bit of toffee and oak. Sweet, a hint of jammy fruits and tannins. Vanilla, a bit of cream. Overall, it's a sweet bourbon nose with a hint of jam to it. Minuscule pepper influence.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate, though there is a fairly thin mouth feel. Toffee, light oak, some jammy fruity and a bit of honey. Not especially rich, but plenty going on to stay interesting. The wine finish is present and easily discerned, which is a nice touch.

  • Finish:

    Medium finish - the heat is well executed, and this expression leaves a pleasant toffee, honey, jammy red berries and caramel presence behind as it departs.

  • Overall:

    Overall, pretty nice for something this young. Not exceptionally complex or powerful, but it's interesting and succeeds in exemplifying what a wine finish can do to a bourbon of this age - and it does it well.

  • Score:

    5

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