A fantastic night out for a tasting with @elsa_kaus and @miss.tnugget at @kensingtonwm.
And what was on the docket? BOURBON!
All things being equal, Bourbon is not my preferred flavour profile, but I'm trying to learn what I can before heading back to the @whiskey_marketing_school for Somm level 2: American Whiskey.
There was a solid line-up, running the gamut of introductory to more advanced profiles.
My overall favourites were... - Burning Chair: A sourced Bourbon, finished in Cabernet Sauvignon casks. Not overly complex, but a little different while still accessible. - Russell's Reserve: Everything about this 10 year old Bourbon is rich; the colour, the aromas, the flavours...everything except the price point. Under $60 CAD! - Woodford Reserve Double Oaked: I spent too much time on this one, and it wasn't long enough! Banana bread, maple, dark cherry, hints of chocolate and coffee! A lot going on, but still very accessible. Pretty sure this was our table favourite.
By the time I got to the last couple, my palate was pretty fatigued. I'd like to come back to the Bull Run (high rye Bourbon), because at a barrel proof of 56.8%, I know it has more to offer.
I also want to get the set of Jefferson's Wood Experiment. I tried #4 and #12. The 12 was friendlier, but the extra char in the 4 was fascinating! This is a set that needs, deserves!, it's own tasting night.
Considering you get a full litre of whiskey, I think there is some great value...especially for all those who like to geek out 😁