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Starlight Sherry Finished Bourbon

  • Distiller:

    Starlight

  • Bottler:

    Starlight

  • ABV:

    55.7%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Bourbon Culture
  • Excerpt: It’s one of the more affordable and accessible barrel-proof, sherry-finished bourbons you can find. If you’re a person who likes wine-finished bourbons like Angel’s Envy, then I would absolutely recommend that you give this one a try instead.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: A bit imbalanced at first, this release from Starlight is a talented finisher, releasing a young finished bourbon with great complexity and balance: no easy feat in the craft whiskey world.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Starlight and matured in PX sherry barrels for an undisclosed period of time, this is a nation wide, blended release from the brand at barrel proof.

  • Nose:

    Bold cherry, fig, pear, blackberry and toffee. It's hard to understate the sherry influence here. A touch proof forward, some oak, some young spirit-y notes.

  • Taste:

    Moderate mouthfeel, a touch of heat. Sweet fig, cherry, a bit of blackberry and bitter oak. Very solid, great tannin structure for the age, a touch of tobacco.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. This is where I find Starlight's recent release shine. Excellent oak structure here, blends sweet bourbon notes like honey, toffee, a touch of tannin and the wine finish expertly.

  • Overall:

    A bit imbalanced at first, this release from Starlight is a talented finisher, releasing a young finished bourbon with great complexity and balance: no easy feat in the craft whiskey world.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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