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Barker's Mill Bottled In Bond - Review


Barker's Mill

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bottled In Bond

NAS - ~5 Years

100 Proof

Distilled by MB Roland Distillery, Pembroke, Kentucky

Mash Bill: Undisclosed / Various Wheated

Retail Price: $50

Poured Neat in a Glencairn

Color: Amber

Nose: Malty at first, and then leads to Vanilla, Honey and Sweet Cream

Palate: Sweet Cream, Frosted Flakes and a touch of Citrus Zest

Finish: Warm, with a Medium Sweet Linger which continues to be inviting throughout

Overall: This was a creamy delight. I'm going to bring you on a quick journey to a memory which was created while sipping: I was around eight years old in my pajamas on a Saturday morning sitting in front of the television set (yes, a TV set) watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I still remember the pastel blue Tupperware bowl I used to use for my cereal. That old bowl, filled to the top with Frosted Flakes and about halfway filled with whole milk is almost exactly the same flavor I get from this 100 Proof. The creaminess rivals the corn and sugar filled milk at the bottom of the bowl. I usually attribute the sweetness of bourbon to the Wheat grain and I will do the same here. This mash is made with Red Winter Wheat and that always brings more sweetness to my palate. I'm a fan of this release and look forward to pairing this with a light cigar on the porch in a few days.

Library Rating: 8.3 / 10


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