Excerpt: With a smooth caramelly flavor to satisfy drinkers with a sweet tooth, it also packs a decent punch for those looking for something a bit stronger and spicier. Although it gets a bit spicier than I’d like, I still admire how Uncle Nearest manages to retain a variety of flavor elements in both its sweetest and harshest moments.
Excerpt: If you’re interested in giving the Uncle Nearest brand a try, I would personally suggest you start with the 1856 before moving onto the higher priced 1820 release. Although I’d say you could find more appropriately price alternatives for both labels, these are still unique options and worth a try.
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Sourced and bottled for Uncle Nearest, this 100pf release comes to us under the 1856 banner and has raked in awards the world across for the brand.
Sweet on the nose, loads of roasted pecans, honey, toffee and a light and sweet profile.
Medium mouthfeel, a nice oak structure, plenty of toffee candies, waffle cone, nutty sweetness and a roasted pecan element. Delectable.
Long, rich, honey finish. Sweet, a nice blend of nutty character, sweet dessert and light oak.
This profile works, in a way that many bourbons aren't scratching the surface on. Uncle Nearest combines a sweet profile, just enough oak, and a roasty, toasty nut profile that works great. Knob Creek might just have a competitor on the horizon.
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