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Distilled by an undisclosed distiller in Kentucky, this blend of 45 & 6yr bourbon comes as one of the first brands to release from within IJW's walls. The brand is backed by fighting talent and a distilled from a 75% corn, 13% rye and 12% barley.
Rich toffee, apple pie, pastry and honey. Honey roasted pecans, light tobacco, some pepper and sweet butter cream.
Thin to medium on the palate. Sweet buttercream, honeydew fruit, light papaya, some peppercorn and tobacco. Not wildly complex, but there's plenty going on. Heat is well placed, viscosity is consistent and drinks very nicely. Well proofed, I wish more releases viewed 45% ABV as their floor.
Long finish, sweet, fruity, nutty, a touch of pipe tobacco. Interesting and rich, it drinks well for the age and could easily pass for a bourbon much older.
Interesting but not exceptional, but it's easy to enjoy, with plenty going on. It's off the beaten path, fruity, creamy, approachable.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.