Made with red corn in the mash, this is Still Austin's latest Bottled in Bond bourbon, which releases June 17, 2023, four days from the day we're publishing this review. It's bottled at 50% ABV as all Bottled in Bond whiskeys must be. Let's dive in!
Complex and rich on the nose, there's a lot to sniff through here. With plenty of cherries, cocoa, espresso, nougat and rich cream, this is a rich, boozy, decadent nose.
Moderate palate with a pleasant proofiness to it, this pour drinks like a chocolate-cherry cola bomb. There's espresso, cocoa, dark chocolate, cherries, a touch of syrupy blackberry and plenty of pepper and ginger to balance.
Long finish with cherry and vanilla cream once more — almost too easy to drink.
This release is a shocker and full of the characteristics I love in a whiskey. This is perhaps one of the best whiskeys to come from Texas and across my desk. Consider me impressed.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.