Combination of four, seven, and 12-year bourbons
8,000 bottle release
Nose: Crisp charred oak with dried tobacco. It’s bright and brimming with corn mash, vanilla jellybeans, red fruits, and cinnamon.
Taste: Sharp and mouthwatering. Sweet cream corn lays at the front of the palate, combined with a bit of coffee cake. It’s fruity, with plums and luxardo cherries. The double seasoned barrels impart hints of baking spices and toasted oak on the overall flavor.
Finish: Dry with toasted oak and tobacco.
Conclusion: This is a delicious blend with a little bit of everything. The young 4-year bourbon shines with grain and corn notes while the 12-year and wine cask finish combine to create bold, rich flavors, all at a proof that is not too smooth, yet not too hot. I look forward to future releases as Limestone Branch Distillery’s stock continues to mature.
Rating: B+ (Very Good)