Spirits Of French Lick William Dalton Wheated Bourbon Whiskey
Spirits of French Lick
750 ML (Standard)
The heat level is pretty hot for 105.3 proof. Sharp and biting cinnamon mixed with chili pepper oil make each sip taste like it?s around 120 proof. The grains are soft and cooked and combine well with savory and minty herbal notes. Whoppers (chocolate malted balls) give my tongue the telltale sign that this is a wheater I?m drinking. I also find under-ripe bananas and orchard fruits. The heat dies down only a little bit as the session goes on. The youthfulness of the distillate shows its ugly head through a sort of breadiness to the liquid. It?s not revolting but it?s also not pleasant.
Notes of warm Cocoa Wheats Hot Cereal swirl around with vanilla and a bit of used coffee grounds. There is a decent amount of caramel sweetness that I am picking up on but unfortunately a bit of green wood still hasn?t subsided from the distillate. Overall the nose is pretty good but you can tell the youth hasn?t been entirely worked out of it.
Lots more chocolate (bitter baking chocolate this time) with a touch of honey and some drying oak. More herbs coupled with cinnamon and clove are the dominant flavors. The sweetness has toned down but then again so has the youthfulness. The finish is maybe the best part of the dram as it seems to improve with every sip.
The heat level is pretty hot for 105.3 proof. Sharp and biting cinnamon mixed with chili pepper oil make each sip taste like it's around 120 proof. Th Read Moree grains are soft and cooked and combine well with savory and minty herbal notes Read Less