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- Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Single Barrel
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 15 Jan 2014 6:50 pm by rdavek
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Whisky Reviews for John J. Bowman Pioneer Spirit
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.47 points
- Herbal caramel spices honey vanilla, pretty straightforward and easy to drink
- Fairly herbal bourbon, but quite nice. Thanks for the sample, Jan!
The honeysweet nose transports me to an old attic. Dusty is the key word here. Also a truckload of caramel and fresh figs. Polished leather. Praliné chocolate. A green note as if from a broken branch. Quite inviting.
It is oily, almost creamy, on the palate. Very spicy on cloves, chili peppers, cinnamon and again a green note that I cannot quite pinpoint. The chocolate returns, the caramel is loud (but not too loud) and evolves towards toffee. Not a trace of the figs, though. Although… I am reminder of that purple candy. Violets, let’s keep it at that.
It remains sweet and spicy in the long finish, with the emphasis on the chocolate and green garden herbs.
Rich, sweet, caramel, leathery, figs
Oily, creamy, oaky, spicy, vanilla, caramel, sweet, toffee
Medium long, sweet, coffee, chocolate