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Thomas S. Moore Chardonnay Cask Finish

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  • Distiller:

    Barton

  • Bottler:

    Barton

  • ABV:

    48.95%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: It may not be the best wine finished whiskeys in the marketplace, but it’s certainly one of the more intriguing ones.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: In this case, the chardonnay brought a delightful brightness to the whiskey. I suppose, it may also depend on what you’re in the mood for, but I may have done a brief happy dance when tasting this one.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A bit of pinecone and oak follow through in the finish with a slight bitterness.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: While the finish runs to butterscotch, cigar box, and a dusting of spice, those cooked meat notes never let up, making for a bourbon that’s just a bit too savory on the whole for me.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is the least influenced by the cask, but certainly still enjoyable. Thomas S. Moore is easily a brand worthy of attention, and the well aged releases featuring interesting maturations at availability and pricing open to anyone is worth applauding.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Barton and aged for quite a healthy period, both initially and then again in Chardonnay wine casks, Thomas S. Moore is a new, 2021 release that promises to be interesting, at the very least. Chardonnay is an interesting choice - typically a buttery, acidic, wine produced using white grapes, so we'll see how it integrates.

  • Nose:

    Sweet and musty on the nose. Plenty of rising bread, brown sugar, some earthiness and a hint of minerality. Light pepper. Not much wine on the nose.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel. Sweet buttercream, brown sugar, and a hint of oak. Honestly, little to no white wine is popping up here. Perhaps in the lighter, more creamy mouthfeel, but the bourbon is clearly winning tug of war here with the grape.

  • Finish:

    Medium finish. Creamy and delicious - lots of brown sugar, pepper, light oak, vanilla bean and a hint of grape.

  • Overall:

    This is the least influenced by the cask, but certainly still enjoyable. Thomas S. Moore is easily a brand worthy of attention, and the well aged releases featuring interesting maturations at availability and pricing open to anyone is worth applauding.

  • Score:

    6

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