The Prideful Goat
Unfiltered Cask Strength
Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Lot No. 3 / Bottle 1961
Bottled by Gulf Coast Distillers - Houston, Texas
Mash Bill: 78.5% Corn, 13% Rye, 8.5% Malted Barley
Retail Price: $125
Poured Neat in a Snüte Tumbler
Color: Dark Amber
Nose: Baking Spices, Oak, Leather, Tobacco and Toffee
Palate: Brown Sugar, Snickerdoodle Cookies (Butter, Cinnamon and Sugar), Flakey layer of Toasted Caramel
Finish: Warm and Powerful. A Long Linger and a very Viscous Coating.
Overall: I saw a photo of this bottle a few months ago on social media and after some research based off the name and age alone, I knew I needed to locate a bottle and get this in my belly. The color in the bottle alone is so inviting. You can almost taste the oaky pleasure you're about to dive into. The Nose is very familiar and one I'm sure you'd be able to pick out of a lineup with ease. The Palate on this bottle is where I became hooked. As I mentioned, I'm reminded of warm fresh baked Snickerdoodle cookies from the first taste. But that's not all, add a flakey layer of caramel on the bottom edges of that cookie and you have an incredible dessert in a glass. There's still plenty of that toasted char influence (Level 3.5) and all 15 years of oak dancing around my glass to keep things well rounded and complex. It's tough to stop at only a couple sips, so consider yourself warned.
Library Rating: 9.1 / 10