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Whisky Reviews for Bourbon Whiskey #1 TBWC
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points
- **Oak & Mint**
A 24 years old bourbon, that’s something you do not see every day. The rebellious bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company was able to put their hands on this and releases over eight thousand (!) bottles of 50cl. That’s quite the number of barrels… where did they find those, I wonder?
Very aromatic nose with lots of vanilla, butter cookies, cinnamon rolls, leather saddle bags, maple syrup, dark raisins and English licorice candy. A bit dry, to be honest. Furniture polish, blueberry marmalade and… err… pickles? Something refreshing like eucalyptus. Or is that spearmint? Anyway, this is very pleasant.
It is quite dry on the palate with a lot of wood. Flirts with being oaky, if you ask me. Lots of spices like cinnamon, but mostly cloves and black pepper. The maple syrup and mint return, as do the dark berries and raisins.
The finish is long, candy-like sweet, spicy and mentholated.
Lovely bourbon to be sure, but just a tad too much wood in my book. But what do you expect after 24 years in a cask? Very expensive, of course. Thanks for the sample, Jan!
- Notes taken from my blog, moredramslessdram.com
Initial burst of vanilla and caramel, nothing surprising with a Bourbon, but with a kick that would make you think the ABV is way higher than 48%. There’s also dark chocolate a bit hidden with a touch of orange, like these small chocolates from a high-end chocolatier where you have a huge selections of hand-made chocolates with tons of different flavours. Maybe also a touch of coffee and hay.
Silky and sweet arrival, but quickly the spices kick in strongly, with tons of pepper fizzy-ing on your tongue. Oak, vanilla and liquid caramel. You would really think the abv is higher than 48% at first. On a second sip, still sweet caramel, spices with ginger and cracked black pepper, oak. The longer you keep it in the mouth before swallowing, the more pepper you have. I like it a lot.
Warm on the sides of the tongue with floral-flavoured chocolate and caramel, it’s unfortunately a bit short even though the caramel lingers a bit on the tongue.
- Had a blind tasting.
Interesting, when it came to the nose I thought more of bourbon or a strange sour mash, but I think it's a young Rye, NAS or not older than 6y, 46-48%, because the relationship between nose and mouth seems so strange to me it could of course be one of these praised German Rye's, I haven't had them yet, but I guess, of course, I guess USA. Or it's just some strange sour mash or TW with a very diverse mash bill.
America ... nail polish remover ahoy. And I love bourbon and I am very insensitive to the note, but you can tell it immediately. It is not yet certain whether this is pure bourbon, since I can also hear a subtle acidity behind it, fresh sourdough as in some young Ryes, nice but fresh honey, not the pampy sweetness as in some bourbons, still fresh pollen, vanilla directly the pod, lemon meringue, macadamia nuts, some marzipan, even hides something fresh, red apple, a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon, but again not enough for Rye, unless he is extremely young like the Hudson Baby Rye
Hui, sour start, sourdough, fresh toast with gooseberries on it, nutmeg, cinnamon, herbs, oregano, fennel, camphor, some fresh olive oil and balsamic vinegar with the Italian bread, light lemon zest, grapes
Furthermore kitchen mix and nut mix, walnuts and hazelnut, rye bread, lemon peel, earl gray, medium length
This is the biggest batch of any spirit I’ve seen from Boutique-y by a long stretch. What’s the story?
N: Murky fungal detergent-y, vanilla soda.
T: Same again, fungal detergent – edgy stuff. Good stuff!
F: Same again. My brief notes don’t reveal it, but this is a good bourbon.
C: Pappy Van Winkle 15-20yo for a fraction of the cost!
- Decent bourbon, balanced (balance though a bit shifted to the oaky side) and full-bodied. This is quite expensive bottling (usual problem of That Boutique-y), which, however, definitely worth tasting
Thick, sweet, with a lot of “heavy” spices (cloves, cardamon), cane sugar, caramel, dark berries and dried figs, wood polish, caramelized orange zest, notes of pickles
Sweet, spicy (peppers, cardamon, cinnamon), blackberry jam, oak, maple syrup
Sweet, nutty, berry marmalade with baking spices, soft oak, leathery touch
- You can feel the sweetness diffusing from the glass.
Complex aroma but very weak at the end.
Poor product position but still worth to taste such aged bourbon
Brown sugar,caramel,stewed apple, smoked Plum,fall seasoning (clear cinnamon) , bit mint, sweet rum, baked (apple) pie,raisin
Oaky bitter,cinnamon bun,maple syrup, date ,dry ,fruit hard candies
Short in length,Boiled corn water
- Ruben found some words for that: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/usa-bourbon/bourbon-whiskey-24-years-boutiquey-whisky/
- For an old bourbon I thought this was really nice, full fat palate, juicy, dark fruits with bags of flavour.
For me to give a bourbon 88 points it must be excellent then, recommended on taste alone though not particularly cheap