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Overall rating
82.25/100
votes
4
Category
Bourbon
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Bourbon Style
Vintage
05.2009
Bottled
05.2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Strength
51.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 May 2019 10:46 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78,35

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Whisky Reviews for Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon 2009 TWA

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.25 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2019] A new no-name series by The Whisky Agency that adresses the drinker's market only (why should collectors or investors buy such bottles?)...

    ...usually I do not like bourbon whiskey because of its heavy wooden and dominating vanilla notes. Just like this one which is nonetheless pretty fine for a bourbon dram - so try it if you like this style.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a typical vanilla-wooden bourbon profile that is quite nice (if you like such profiles). Despite it is not my favourite style at all I like to sniff into this glass because it is not as punchy and spiked like so many other bourbon drams.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is sugary-sweet and bitter-spicy with significant astringent impressions (tannins). This is exactly why I do not like bourbon whiskey but I guess bourbon lovers will enjoy this. After some chewing the vanilla-toffee flavours take over but the bitter notes stay there all the time. Water strengthens the wooden aromas in the nose and the bitter flavours on the palate hence I like the neat dram better.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The dram arrives a little hot and not much coating on the palate with a bitter-drying mouthfeel from the heavy tannins (the virgin oak of the bourbon cask takes its toll after almost ten years). The finish is of medium length and adds some shy impressions of dark chocolate before it finally dries out (guess what, the tannins are back - actually, they were never absent).

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