We’ve had this bottle unopened for awhile just hanging out waiting to be reviewed. Finally, I said to Kris, I’ll do it! So, here we are.
This is OK Barrel #1, location Warehouse L.
Location: Shively, KY
Mash bill: 72% corn/18% rye/10% barely
ABV: 45% (90 proof)
Color: Golden Blonde
Nose: Plum, cherry, pineapple,golden raisins, very fruity (if you can’t tell.) Oak, no ethanol, little barrel funk. The nose is fantastic. And, get more caramel as it sits.
Taste: I was expecting a lot more fruit from the nose, it is a little grainy, but pretty dry and a bit of caramel comes out on the taste, and acidic lemon.
Finish: Medium finish, that pretty hot right on your tongue, lingers for a bit then dissipates, fairly dry, with a little funkiness.
Overall: It’s not a bad Bourbon, I was just hoping for a little more. The nose was amazing but the flavor I was wanting really wasn’t there. A bit one dimensional flavor-wise. It’s probably not my first choice when it comes to Bourbon, but with those lemon notes it could be great for mixed drinks.
(What I really want to know is who tried this and decided, yes! That’s the barrel we want. ???) Sorry….not sorry. ?
It’s does pretty well in a whiskey sour though! There, found its purpose. ?