Separate from the brand's other releases, Ingram River Aged Straight Bourbon Whiskey features a wheated mashbill and an increase in proof, along with the Straight Bourbon designation for the brand. O.H. Ingram builds their legacy on their method of maturation - barrels rest on barges and are influenced by the motion of the vessels rather than standing stationary in a land-based rickhouse. Let's dive in.
Sweet and buttery on the nose, toffee, nougat and sweet buttercream. Praline, touch of espresso, sweet butterscotch, light oak.
Moderate mouthfeel, sweet buttercream and honey. Pancake syrup, toffee, light apple crisp notes. Light on the oak, a touch of maple candies. Light and sweet throughout, pleasant and easy to sip.
Long finish, a touch of cinnamon and sugar, plum and apple pie, a touch of tannin.
Quite the leap forward for Ingram, a brand that's clearly been coming into its own but has yet to strike greatness. This release demonstrates the brand's potential, in what is easily their best bottling yet.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.