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Starlight Port Finished Bourbon

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  • Distiller:

    Starlight

  • Bottler:

    Starlight

  • ABV:

    53.4%

  • Age:

    4 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I like this! There could be a bit more character, but for a young whiskey seeing the effects of an aggressive wine finish, this manages extremely well. Port is vibrant and can easily become overbearing, and this release manages it quite well.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled at Starlight in Indiana, this bourbon release sees a finishing period in Port wine barrels, and is bottled at barrel proof.

  • Nose:

    Buttered popcorn, red berry, blackberry and some rich tobacco. Sweet and creamy, a touch of varnish, light oak.

  • Taste:

    Moderate mouthfeel, some praline and vanilla bean ice cream. A bit of heat, pepper, orange peel, ginger. Sweet on the back palate, light oak, nougat.

  • Finish:

    Short finish, a touch hot, but there's a bit of complexity. Oak, sweet cream, rich berry, concord jelly, the port is present but not overbearing.

  • Overall:

    I like this! There could be a bit more character, but for a young whiskey seeing the effects of an aggressive wine finish, this manages extremely well. Port is vibrant and can easily become overbearing, and this release manages that sweetness well.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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