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Oaklore Four Grain Bourbon Batch 4 - Review

The Details

Oaklore Distilling Company

Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Batch No. 004

Aged 4+ Years

Distilled in Kentucky

Produced and Bottled by Oaklore Distilling Co.

Matthews, North Carolina

94 Proof

Mashbill: 74% Corn / 5% Rye / 11% Wheat / 10% Malted Barley

Price: ~$90

Poured Neat in a Glencairn

Appearance: Chestnut

Nose: Butterscotch, Caramel Corn, Cream, Vanilla, Honeysuckle, Pear

Palate: Buttered Cornbread with Honey Drizzle, Frosted Flakes, Shortbread, Rye Spice

Finish: Sweet to Savory and Spice. Light to Medium coating and Medium Finish.

Overall: For such a young distillery, the offerings Oaklore has been releasing have been very impressive. This Batch 4, Four Grain is no exception. An amazing balance of sweet, savory and spice paired with a nice oak influence makes for a well-rounded pour. I am immediately drawn in by buttered cornbread with a slight honey drizzle. Now, I may be hungry, but that sensation switches to shortbread followed by the perfect rye "bite". Nothing sharp...the bite many rye sippers enjoy. Yes, even at only 5%.

I often say it's the people behind the scenes that make a Distillery what it is. The folks at Oaklore are truly salt-of-the-earth. I am proud to call them friends. Friendship aside, my reviews are still honest and genuine. If you happen to be in the Charlotte area, I highly suggest checking them out and grabbing a tasting and even a cocktail. You may see me there!

Check out Oaklore HERE

Library Rating: 8.0 / 10


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