Excerpt: I’m impressed with this bourbon in a few ways. I really think there was careful attention paid to highlighting the best parts of the (somewhat young) distillate while keeping the youth of the product in check.
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A blend of whiskey distilled In Kentucky (Bardstown Bourbon Company), Tennessee (Undisclosed) and New York State (Finger Lakes Distilling), Pursuit United is the brainchild of Kenny Coleman and Ryan Cecil, of Pursuit Spirits. Highlighting the power of blending to deliver bold, unique flavors, the pair set out to blend high rye and wheated bourbons for a new entry in their portfolio.
Spicy at first on the nose before a wave of cocoa, brown sugar and a hint of light floral character swoops in.
Medium mouth feel, faint hint of grain and youth. Beyond that, a bouquet of vanilla bean, waffle cone, toasted marshmallow and some mild fruitiness kick in. Oak structure is really nice, the hints of youth are just barely perceptible in a great orchestra of flavors.
Medium to long finish, sweet once more with pepper, oak and orange peel keeping things interesting still.
Enjoyable and a testament to the power of competent blending, Pursuit United takes a diverse inventory of stock to create a bold and captivating blend.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.
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