Distilled by Starlight Distillery in Indiana, this is their straight bourbon whiskey, distilled in house between the Ted and his two sons, and bottled on premise. 4.5 years old and 50% ABV, this bottled in bond release was chosen specifically by Blake Huber and is generally available.
Cocoa, honey, caramel and rising bread. Sweet, inviting, light on oak but it's there.
Toffee on the palate, coffee and praline. Lovely and sweet. Theres a moderate viscosity to the palate, the proof is well placed, although it's very toffee forward. Not much else, though the coffee note is interesting and welcome.
Long finish with caramel and a prickle of ethanol. The heat here is noticeable, but not punishing, and the long, caramel forward character works well.
Not the most impressive profile, but it stays true to its profile in being sweet, exhibiting plenty of oak and a great toffee finish.