In its early days as a “territory”, Kentucky had some two thousand farmer-distillers, each creating their own small batch whiskies. Today, the quality is rather better although each batch still differs slightly, so, as with independent bottlings, you never get exactly the same taste profile twice. These small batch whiskies are selected from the best of the thousands of casks in the “rickhouses” and are aged for longer than standard bourbons, to give a greater depth. Their website invites you “enjoy [their whiskies] in a classy manner”. I’ll see what I can do.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Spiced red fruit. Marzipan. Currant buns. Cleansing.
Palate: Menthol. Vanilla. Milk chocolate. Camp coffee. Lemon mousse. A little oak spice and citrus.
Retails for around £30-35