**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!