Aged in two separate charred oak barrels
No Age Statement
Nose: Extremely sweet with notes of chocolate, honey, vanilla, and deep oak. While slightly diminished, I also noticed some coffee bean and cherry soda. It's very nice, and I wish it was a cologne.
Taste: The palate is savory, creamy, and soft. Chocolate pie, sweet corn, nutmeg, maple syrup, and honey. Hints of cherries, spiced apples, almonds, and toasted oak combine for a well balanced and uniquely sweet bourbon. Honestly, it tastes like dessert, and I don't share my dessert.
Finish: Medium in length; fairly dry with lingering notes of marzipan, coffee ice cream and toasted oak.
Conclusion: As I really enjoy Distiller's Select, this Double Oaked bourbon did not disappoint. Try to pour yourself a glass and let it sit under your nose for 5 minutes- it's a daunting task only men with an iron-will can accomplish. The price tag is a bit heavier ($55) than the Distiller's Select, but the over-toasting of the second barrel produces a sweet, savory and intense bourbon full of flavor which is certainly worth a try.
My Rating: B+ (Very Good)
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