The Antique Collection’s wheated-recipe bourbon. The 2021 release was distilled in the winter of 2009, and aged in Warehouses C, D, K, L and Q. 125.3 proof. A nose of crème brulee, followed by cherry and toasted graham crackers on the palate, the company says, and a finish of coca, herbs and oak.
This is a real caramel bomb. Almost comically sweet waves of vanilla bean, caramel cream, baking cookies, and Werther’s Originals waft from the glass. It’s like walking past an ice cream shop firing on all cylinders at a seaside town in the middle of August.
With a little water, those sugary curtains lift a bit to reveal some more anchoring qualities—a little earthiness and must, a touch of roasted corn, and a warm, textured quality of oak.
Bottle Size: 750ml