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Very Old Barton Bourbon Whiskey

$9.99
80 Proof
Barton Distilling Company
Kentucky
750 ML (Standard)
A bit punchier than the nose with early brown sugar an orange sweetness, and quite a bit more vanilla.A bit of boiled sweet corn makes an appearance as well.While the rye is still very subtle, it'smore present on the palate than the nose.Slightly edgy oak leads to spicier notes of cinnamon, clove, and black pepper.
Carmel corn and baked apple are responsible for much of the sweetness, with a littl orange juice thrown in for good measure.Balanced nicely by some vanilla bean, cinnamon & sugar toast, and damp, sawn oak.Subtler notes of coconut creme, christmas spice, and burnt toffee in the background.
The finish grows a little minty hot and quickly tannic and drying with oaky cinnamon and clove and briefly lingering hints of that boiled sweet corn.
As I was saying, Very Old Barton Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.s not very old. Even by whisk(e)y standards, it's not very old. Very old bourbon is, what the hell, let's say 20 years old or more. Six year old bourbon is still in the horribly awkward stage where you date all the wrong people, commit completely to a philosophy or author or band which, 10 years down the road, you'll wince at the memory of. This isn't to say six year old bourbon isn't good, it can be very, very good.t's just not 'very old'.Plus, these days, we don't even know how old Very Old Barton is. Sure, by law, it's gotta be at least two years old, but past that, it's not an exact science.It used to say '6 years old' on the bottle, but, in late 2013 (I think), in a stroke of marketing genius, Buffalo Trace, removed the 'years' and the 'old' part of '6 years old' and just left a rather ambiguous '6' up there on the neck of the bottle. If you need more background on the subject, I'll refer you to the always excellent Sku's Recent Eats who looked into the move a bit more completely. visit sipnbourbon site for more exciting drinks.
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