J.W. Dant Bottled In Bond

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Distillery Bottling
50.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
17 mar 2013 4:45 pm

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€ 33.50

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Whisky reviews for J.W. Dant Bottled In Bond

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.47 points.

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    A very much corn heavy whiskey, which I don't like at all. Yes it's BiB, but still the experience is pretty watery with very distinct notes of over boiled mushy corn and stale corn cooking moisture on the palate and finish. Apparently people like this, but to me it's more or less a boiled corn disaster.

    The US price level around 15 dollars seems about right.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Actually pretty ok with caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, glazed apple, cinnamon and some pretty subtle corn notes in the background. For 50% abv it's lacking real power though.
    • Taste
      73 73
      Here it runs downhill fast. Lots of stale, sickly sweet and overboiled corn notes accompanied by some caramel, vanilla and quite a lot of pepper. Flat and one dimensional (it's mainly boiled corn).
    • Finish
      65 65
      Yuck! Totally overpowering cooked corn notes and cabbage water with some generic wood bitters. Brrrr...

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    quality bourbon for an excellent price
    • Nose
      85 85
      vanilla, caramel, mini hint of smoke? sugar, plums, warming, with some mental too, nice!
    • Taste
      86 86
      caramel, cotton candy, nuts, sugar, peaches, oaky, black pepper, hay
    • Finish
      84 84
      warming, rhubarb, caramel, vanilla, dry oak, ginger

  3. Elmer_Fudd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Decent bourbon.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Vanilla, spicy, a little bit of mint in the distance.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Spicy, cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins, citrus, a little bitterness
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium spicy finish, ginger, citrus.

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    USA Hidden Gems - Whiskey4all
    • Nose
      Eggnog, spices - cloves and pepper, grenadine syrup and
      chipolata pie.
    • Taste
      Very smooth given the high abv with vanilla - wood smoke, caramel and nuts - almond.
    • Finish
      Very oaky, soft herbs and vanilla.

  5. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The brand of J.W. Dant has a long history with a lot of different owners and subsequent distilleries where it was made. You don't hear much of this brand, but I like it. May be not the most complex whiskey, but dangerously drinkable! Ridiculously cheap priced for a bottled in bond, but unfortunately difficult to get in Europe (as most of BIB Bourbon). The sample I got from Joshua was distilled in 1994 in Berheim's distillery (DSP-KY-1) now owned by Heaven Hill.
    • Nose
      Starts with lots of strawberries and cherries. Dried apricot. Fragrant. Straightforward sour sweet vanilla as well. Some greenhouse notes of freesias and cut grass. Hints of mint later on.
    • Taste
      Hot and spicy on the tongue with truckloads of cinnamon. Citrus fruit of lemon and lime followed by grapefruit bitterness. Later on more brown sugar sweetness. Raisins. Toasted nuts. Woody notes of cedar. Sappy and very chewy.
    • Finish
      Quite long. A little nutmeg. Ginger. Liquorice. Pine at the end. Well balanced.


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