Port Cask Finish Bourbon: 108.1 proof, Min 5 years, 51/34/15 Straight Bourbon finished in 59 Gallon Port Casks
Nose – Jumps out of the glass with rich red fruits and a noticeable wine essence. There’s even a touch of brown sugar and nuttiness that reminds me of a banana bread. Funky oak, fruits, and nice caramel layers. The cask finish here stands out, but in a good way.
Taste – On the palate this is rounded and coating. The Port finish on this elevates the base bourbon in all the right ways for me. I like how the additional oak and richness makes this drink a tad older than it’s five years, and the fruit notes mingling with a background of classic bourbon notes and a dash of nuttiness just mix in there just right.
Finish – Not incredibly long, but pretty well balanced. The fruit-forward notes hang around and a dash of spice on the back-end comes through.