Distilled from a 99% corn mash, this is a 10-year expression from Old Hickory distilled by MGP. It's matured using ex-bourbon cooperage and bottled at barrel proof. Let's dive in!
Sweet and buttery on the nose, it's all caramel popcorn sweetness and plenty of honey, light melon, butterscotch and a hint of crème brûlée.
Moderate mouthfeel — pleasant viscosity. It's not a syrupy bomb, but it's not a thin wafer of a pour, either. Sweet buttercream mixes with honey, light melon, buttered popcorn and some praline character. Sweet and enjoyable.
Moderate finish. Pleasant and sweet once again, light on tannin and oak, which helps the sweet, buttery character carry long through the finish.
This is entirely pleasant. If you're looking for a pour that is dead locked on to a prime dessert character, moderate to low tannin and a great proof point, this is for you.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.