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Rabbit Hole PX Sherry Cask Finish

Distillery- Rabbit Hole Distillery, Louisville KY

Mash bill- Exact mash bill unknown.  The bourbon (different from their main expression) is said to be more of a traditional wheated bourbon

Age- 5 year bourbon finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Cask

Proof- 93 proof

QUICK NOTES:

HERS-

Nose- upfront astringency, bitter, raw grapes, oatmeal, light cinnamon

Taste- light mouth feel, huge raisin notes, raw wood

Finish- light finish, citrus juiciness, wood, fruit

OVERALL REVIEW: 79/100

HIS-

Nose- chocolate covered raisin, astringent, sulfur note in background, oaky, sweetness

Taste- creamy chocolate, raw grain, corn sweetness, grape juciness

Finish- oaky, dry, chewy, fruity, sweetness

OVERALL REVIEW: 85/100

Side Notes: I plan to revisit this whiskey once I am able to grab a bottle.  A lot of cask finished take awhile to open up in my opinion and I feel that this whiskey has a lot more potential once the bottle can breath a bit.

Rabbit Hole Bourbon

Distillery: Rabbit Hole Distillery, Louisville KY

Mash bill: 70% Corn, 10% Malted Wheat , 10% Malted Barley, 10% Honey Malted Barley

Age: Over 2 years old

Proof: 95

QUICK NOTES:

HERS:

Nose– Bright acidity, earthy, lime, minerality, soft cherry sweetness

Taste– light and butter mouth feel, light toasted oak, strawberry fruitiness

Finish– tobacco mixed with strawberries, grain, and a light mead (honey) like finish

OVERALL RATING: 88/100

HIS:

Nose- raw grain, sweet candied cherry, fresh rain, tobacco

Taste- Barley sweetness, corn, subtle cherry, apple, and slight spice

Finish- persistent sweet fruit notes, hints of vanilla, grainy, and light oak

OVERALL RATING: 91/100

SIDE NOTES: We noticed that this bourbon took a bit to open up. We recommend you try it when you first pour it and then after it sits for about 10 minutes the changes are pretty noticeable.

1792 Single Barrel Bourbon

Distillery:  Barton 1792 Distillery

Age: Unknown

Mashbill: 75% Corn, 15% Rye, and 10% Barley

Proof: 98.6

QUICK NOTES:

HERS

NOSE-  very playful nose, floral, citrus, cherry, and oak with a touch of macaroon sweetness

TASTE- light honeysuckle, dark fruits, and lemon citrus

FINISH- strong black cherry, cinnamon spice, medium finish

OVERALL RATING: 91/100

HIS

NOSE- dark fruits, hints of vanilla, oak and peppery sweetness

TASTE- Black peppercorns, oak, caramel, fruit

FINISH- cinnamon, medicinal cherry, and light barrel char

OVERALL RATING: 89/100

 

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey

Distillery: Limestone Branch

Age: 2 years including the 6 month finish in sherry casks

Mashbill: unknown, but it is 51% rye

Proof: 90

QUICK NOTES:

HERS- 

Nose- mineral, rye grain, grass, light fruit and brow sugar

Taste-dark fruit and baking spices

Finish- fairly short finish with bitterness & cherry.  Shocked that it was not juicer considering the finishing cask.

OVERALL RATING: 78/100

HIS-

Nose– slightly astringent, rye, cherries, baking spice and brown sugar

Taste– rye grain, oak, unsweetened dark chocolate, red hots

Finish– very short with hints of raisin & cocoa

OVERALL RATING: 72/100

The Truth- American Single Malt

Distillery: Still630

Mashbill: 100% single malt barley with a portion cherrywood smoked

Age: unknown

Proof: 110

QUICK NOTES:

HERS-

Nose- graham cracker, blackberries, hardwood, browned butter

Taste-chocolate! (reminds me of homemade chocolate pudding), roasted cereal grain

Finish- long roasty finish with hardwood from the nose appearing in back in the finish

OVERALL RATING: 90/100

HIS-

Nose- barley, fruit wood, jammy, earthy

Taste- raw cocoa smoke, red fruit, oak, sweet with almost a gritty mouthfeel

Finish- long and dry, earthy, barley, smoke

OVERALL RATING: 90/100