Nashville Barrel Company
Straight Rye Whiskey
Single Barrel Selected by Bourbon Finds
Aged 8 Years
Distilled in Indiana
Retail Price: $100
Poured Neat in a Glencarin
Color: Dark Amber
Nose: As soon as I poured this, a scent of spearmint filled the Glen. After resting for about 30 seconds and a slight swirl, I started to sniff out some caramel, vanilla bean and heavy oak tones. The mint takes a back seat the longer it sits but still a pleasant aroma, nonetheless.
Palate: First sip hits me with a very inviting sweetness. A sweetness which can only be described as a creamy vanilla frosting. The sweetness starts to morph into a dark cherry cordial and plenty of hints of spicy oak.
Finish: Sweet, spicy and a long, warm and oily coating.
Overall: The journey this review took me on was something I wasn't expecting. All these flavors and scents work really well on their own, but I would have never thought they would work so well together. I was quite pleased with this particular barrel selection. This was also my first taste of any offering from Nashville Barrel Company.
Library Rating: 8.6 / 10