Opening nosings detect sweet notes of light caramel, toffee and yellow fruit; aeration stimulates baked, dry aromas of tobacco leaf, oak resin and breakfast cereal. Palate entry is firm, semisweet and mildly grainy; by midpalate, there’s a slight oiliness to the texture that I like while the taste becomes narrowly focused on the grain/wood interplay. Finishes…
This rye has a classic profile—a bit of spice, light flavor and good structure. Sweet caramel and aromas faded surprisingly quickly. Flavors featured vanilla and tannic black tea, and finished with alcohol bite and a caramel finish.
This r-t-d uses genuine Jim Beam Bourbon, not malt liqueur. Initial nosing pass has grainy bourbon whiskey written all over it. Tasty palate entry has both the cola and Jim Beam accounted for; the midpalate is pleasant, more off-dry than sweet and true to the Jim Beam element. Finishes savory and sweet. The real deal.
A lovely, sophisticated bourbon bouquet comprising fruity, cornmeal aromas which are followed by a red fruit scent, all underpinned by an oaky vanilla quality. Entry is reserved, gently sweet and toffee-like; the midpalate features succulent tastes of light caramel, honeywheat bread, caramel corn and toasted almond. Concludes fruity and corny. The best value…
The opening aroma doesn’t have the stoutness of Jim Beam Bourbons and therefore seems timid; air contact unleashes mild notes of melon, nuts, and woody resin. Palate entry is mildly spiced and grainy sweet, but simple; at midpalate the flavor profile displays more thrust and grainy presence. Finishes sweet, drinkable and easy.