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This is a release from the Bowman line, which is Buffalo Trace distillate that is repeat distilled at the Bowman facility. This is a single barrel offering from them. I included this in the the Craft Whiskey Crackdown because most unassuming purchasers tend to think Bowman is its own special entity and, well, I wanted some brief relief before the next couple entries.
Medium, sweet clove, caramel, toffee, creamy, tobacco. For the healthy proof, the heat is very much restrained. The palate is nice and complex and delivers some notes I often dont find in Mashbill #1 or Mashbill #2 from Buffalo Trace. Really nice stuff here.
Medium, complex, rich, caramel, vanilla, cocoa. Lots going on.
Very nice. Complex and rich, well balanced. I'm a fan - its well made and well proofed and has the age to back it up in the palate. I never see this around the Midwest, though, which is sort of a bummer but I guess that's Buffalo Trace distribution for ya.
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