Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bomberger's Blend of American Straight Whiskies

Today I am delighted to share my review of a special, limited release from Bomberger's Distillery. This blend of American straight whiskies- courtesy of Dick Stoll, the Master Distiller for Pennsylvania's Mitcher's- was released to support the construction of a brand new Bomberger's Distillery in Lancaster County. As the Nation's oldest distillery [dating back to 1753], Bomberger's was a catalyst for the growth of whiskey distilling to a large scale industry.

Batch 1, bottle #1339
86 proof
An 89/11 percent blend of 2 year bourbon (75% corn, 21% rye, 4% malt) and 3 year McKenzie rye whiskey

Color: Yellow gold

Nose: "Yes, I have room for dessert"! Chocolate covered cherries in a glass. Semi-sweet chocolate. Thick butter, corn and baking spices create a rich, dessert like aroma. 

Taste: Similar to the nose, many sweet notes initially grace the palate; sweet corn, chocolate, cherries, buttercream. Rye spice sneaks into the flavor profile to add depth to a already uniquely complex whiskey. 

 Finish: Fairly quick and smooth with subtle notes of buttercream sweetness, rye and pepper spice with the faintest amount of oak.

Conclusion: This blend of straight American whiskies is an excellent example of an ole style whiskey. It's very drinkable and makes me want to come back for another glass (and then another)! At such a young age, many of the barrel flavors that we know and love are curtailed, but overall a good whiskey that is certainly worth a try! 

My Rating: B (Good)

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