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Starlight Honey Finished Bourbon Seelbach’s Selection

  • Distiller:

    Starlight

  • Bottler:

    Starlight

  • ABV:

    53%

  • Age:

    4 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    Aged for 4 years at Starlight in Indiana, this bourbon is finished in a honey cask and bottled specially for Seelbach’s - a specialty retailer in DC. Bottled at cask strength, 53% ABV.

  • Nose:

    Sweet, enticing. Honey nut cheerios on the nose. Sweet confectioners sugar, butter pecan, butterscotch ice cream topping. All sweet, not cloying, but pretty clearly honey influenced.

  • Taste:

    Medium viscosity on the palate, loads of honey and toffee. Sweet, though a bit hot for 53% ABV - especially on the back of the throat. Honey, honey, honey. Some light oak, some rising bread.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, sweet and honey forward, loads of butterscotch candies, a light touch of oak and ethanol. The honey hangs for quite some time on the back of the throat.

  • Overall:

    This is pure honey, all day long. It’s sweet, while not cloying, it’s sweet. Very sweet and naturally honey forward. If you love honey, wish your bourbon drank a touch on the fiery side and was clearly honey heavy, this is for you. If you love bitter, bold, tannic drams, this is not for you.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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