Old Carter Small Batch Bourbon Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Old Carter Small Batch Bourbon

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  • Distiller:

    MGP

  • Bottler:

    Old Carter

  • ABV:

    58.6%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: [Batch 5] From the nose to the finish, Batch 5 really is a beautiful bourbon. It’s also a testament to the Carter’s ability to masterfully blend 8 unique barrels into something so delicious, so complex, and so perfect for each other.
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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: [Batch 5] All that complexity starts to fade a bit into the finish and things thin out a bit, which is somewhat disappointing. Still, there’s a lingering buttery, cinnamon sweetness that holds my interest to the very end and keeps me diving back into the glass. All-in-all, another winner.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: [Batch 7] Well blended for sure, Old Carter's small batch performs nicely although it does come with a brief hint of youth not seen in their older, American Whiskey releases
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by an Undisclosed producer, this is Batch 7 of Old Carter's Small Batch Bourbon whiskey. Bottled at barrel proof without any coloring or filtering.

  • Nose:

    Powerful maple, honey, waffle cone and a decadent cocoa note. Super creamy, a hint of peanut brittle. Reminds me of some of my favorite well aged Knob Creek single barrels, on the nose.

  • Taste:

    A touch of tannin bitterness at first, cocoa, cream sweetness and some toffee take over right away. The proof is well placed, drinks nicely without any aggressive ethanol character. Creamed corn, butterscotch, more cake batter on the back palate. Light peanut notes, a hint of cashew.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, powerful and complex. There's a hint of youth here, though it's just a glimpse. Sweet is the name of the game here, with notes of maple, butterscotch, peanut brittle and honey seeing it through.

  • Overall:

    Well blended for sure, Old Carter's small batch performs nicely although it does come with a brief hint of youth not seen in their older, American Whiskey releases. Still a very good bourbon, however, though some may feel that the value proposition isn't quite as strong here. Makes an excellent black walnut Manhattan.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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