So it’s mystery review time yet again, and this time it comes from /u/Devoz. Thank you sir.
After the last one, anything will taste better.
However this review is different than others. I’ve been informed that I must guess without checking his list. Or at least I must guess the finish without checking his list.
And since I’m about as good at guessing Mystery Drams as I am at Battletoads (pretty bad), I took this challenge on, because why not handicap myself?
Alright, so I know this is finished. That’s a nice clue.
Price: N/A in Ontario
Alright, it’s not red, or purple, or some odd other colour. It is somewhat orange as I stare at it some more. Maybe it’s Amontillado?
Nose: Brown sugar, canned pears, cornbread, Cola, edamame, grape, rosemary
Again, I get a light amount of brown sugar, though no orange or sherry influence, so I’m thinking it’s not Amontillado.
The dram itself has a sweeter side to it, with some umami and earth involved. The nose is a little light though.
Taste: Brown sugar, corn, peanut, raw sugar cane, dragon fruit, nutmeg
Again, no sherry influence, but I’m wondering if the Brown sugar isn’t a Brandy finish maybe. Would make sense. There’s no real strong fruit flavours either. More dry.
As I said before, at first I wasn’t blown away by this, however it tastes better as time goes on.
Finish: Rosemary, vanilla, conch, caramel, dust, dry, raspberry
More earth, some meatiness, and eventually a really dry, dusty finish. Nice stuff. Could be a little stronger.
Conclusion: It’s a dry, nice sipping whiskey. Good earth elements, and given a lot of time to open up, I really appreciated this more and more. It tastes that little different than other Bourbons, so I’d recommend ordering a dram of it at a bar.
Guess on Finish: Brandy finish?
Actually: Cabernet Sauvignon
Guess: Jim Beam Signature Brandy Finish
Actually: Big Bottom Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Cabernet Cask Finish
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