This was the review I started my Instagram page with! I recently took stock of the short list of folks who helped me get started back near that first post. It's a fun moment of nostalgia and I'd like to thank everyone who helped me grow over these last ~13 weeks from a guy with a spreadsheet to a guy with an Instagram, to a guy with a website! Cheers to you all.
Company on Label: Buffalo Trace
Whiskey Type: Bourbon
Mash Bill Percentages: Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1 (Low Rye < 10%)
Age: 8 years
Further identification: NHLO store pick - Barrel 123
Definitely feels different to the standard flagship flavor profile. Cherry wine nose beats out the usual candy apple I was expecting. Rich peppery caramel. Palate is very light still but a syrupy cherry note melts into a brown sugar and leather base. Touch of marshmallow comes through. Late in the glass some vanilla cream, cloves and BBQ notes are present (maple, slight char/smoke). If you ramped this up from 90 proof to 130... It would be divine.
Brief shoutout to some folks from Instagram who were great supporters early on: