[Batch 5] This blend from Uncle Nearest focuses on using the brand's best and oldest barrels, completely distilled at Uncle Nearest. Blended under the watch of V. Eady Butler, this is the 5th release in the series and comes in with a hefty 59.2% ABV.
Rich pepper, tobacco, maple candies. Pungent dessert character, the maple candies, brown butter, toffee, Payday bar and other elements scream dessert from start to finish on the nose.
Syrupy and viscous on the palate, nutty and decadent. Heavy on the oak, heavy on the cocoa, tobacco, toffee and bold espresso and light plum. This reminds me of the bold, vivacious profile Booker's has, and the near 60% contributes to a bold, viscous mouthfeel.
Long finish, rich and loaded with oak, toffee, nougat, brown butter and maple. Werther's butterscotch, delightful tannins, this is a release to remember.
It's crazy how much depth, complexity, decadent flavor and great presence this expression has. Phenomenal blending here on this batch (Batch 5) and I look forward to the follow ups.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.