Advent Calendar 7/24. Relatively speaking, we’re about track 3 in the album now, where you’d expect to find a slow burner you’ll still be coming back to in a decade. Track 2 should be “immediately satisfying but no staying power” and track 4 “filler”. Track 5 is where it’s at of course.
60% corn, 36% rye, 4% malt
Nose – Deep, really deep raisin, cherry, polished furniture, warm leather, vanilla soaked prunes. Really rich, savoury nose with balancing dark fruit sweetness. A bourbon but with more structure.
Body – Wow. Smooth spice, freshly kilned oak planks, pepper and chilli raisins. Loads of structure, very sweet and very smooth.
Finish – Medium with striking citrus wood intensity.
What's not good about it: Nothing really – could have a longer finish?
What’s good about it: Multidimensional intensity for a bourbon, loads of structure, sweet, savoury, very very good.