Daviess County Straight Bourbon Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Daviess County Straight Bourbon

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Lux Row

  • ABV:

    48%

  • Age:

    4 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
Synopsis:

Daviess County Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a young sourced bourbon that demonstrates its competence - both alone and as the foundation for two barrel finishes bottled alongside it. Fans of caramel, tobacco and a light candied pecan essence will delight in this release, a feeling likely shared with its sister bottlings as well.

  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and slightly dry with a gentle oakiness and touches of honey and caramel sweetness.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: You can taste the rye spice up front, like a classic high-rye bourbon. It evolves into black pepper and Earl Grey tea, but never really mellows into the sweet bourbon notes you’d like to find.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Daviess County Straight Bourbon Whiskey is ultimately an average run-of-the-mill bourbon that is sure to please many, especially at the proof and price point.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this is a fairly competent bourbon for the age, and it sits nicely in the set as a foundational entry to highlight how finishes can change a base whiskey. It's not exceptional, but it's got plenty going for it, and you could do far far worse.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: A nice, tasty, bourbon that pulls through a nicely balanced array of rustic and sweet notes – there’s nothing to hate about this whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Well-balanced and smooth on the finish, ending with pleasant notes of spice.
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  • Synopsis:

    Daviess County Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a young sourced bourbon that demonstrates its competence - both alone and as the foundation for two barrel finishes bottled alongside it. Fans of caramel, tobacco and a light candied pecan essence will delight in this release, a feeling likely shared with its sister bottlings as well.

  • Intro:

    This is a combination of mashbills from an undisclosed distiller containing a wheated mashbill and a high rye mashbill. This combination is bottled at 48% ABV. Let's dive on in.

  • Nose:

    Nutty and filled with caramel notes. Some young must, a hint of tobacco and a faint oak presence. This is clearly young, but caters nicely to what I enjoy in less mature releases: sweet dessert notes with a hint of tobacco.

  • Taste:

    Thin on the palate. Some must, but just a hair. Otherwise, plenty of caramel, some melon, cinnamon and a bit of vanilla bean. Heat is in check, feels a bit more viscous with time.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, packed with pralines, toffee, brown sugar and pepper. Faint tobacco pairs nicely.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is a fairly competent bourbon for the age, and it sits nicely in the set as a foundational entry to highlight how finishes can change a base whiskey. It's not exceptional, but it's got plenty going for it, and you could do far far worse.

  • Score:

    5

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