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Distilled by Hirsch Distillers at an undisclosed distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, this is a blend of 95% 3-year-old and 5% 8-year-old bourbons.
Bold spice, funky and rich on the nose. Pound cake, tobacco, orange peel, pepper.
Moderate viscosity on the palate, a hint of youth and pepper on the palate. Light oakiness, funk and some light cardboard. A bit of youth wrestles with more mature bourbon notes.
Short finish, full of cookie dough, pepper, light oak and some caramel.
This is an interesting pour. You can almost taste the young and well-aged whiskeys grappling for control over the profile. I like most of what I’m tasting, but those youthful undertones are unescapable. I wonder what an 80:20 blend ratio instead of the current 95:5 would taste like — I bet it would be killer.
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