This bourbon uses a lightly-charred barrel which lets it be very subtle with a lot of fine flavor notes. Of course, this presented a certain challenge since there has to be a certain robustness to stand up to chocolate. However, we finally found a milk chocolate pairing that accented the caramel, wood and more subtle notes. The chocolate is dominant at first, but as you get to the finish, the bourbon really shines.
SPIRIT: Jefferson’s KY Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Very Small Batch)
BOURBON-NESS RATING: 4
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Bottled by McLain & Kyne based in Bardstown, KY.