Nulu Single Barrel Bourbon Flash Review - Justin's House of Bourbon 5 Year, Cask B157
This is a special sample that was shared with me thanks to my good friend Barrett. One of these days I'll be remotely caught up on all the great stuff folks have shared with me through the years. Nulu seems to be gaining more and more buzz these days, so I had to do some tasting for myself to see what the talk is about. Let's dive in on this straight bourbon!
Company on Label: Prohibition Craft Spirits
Whiskey Type: Straight Bourbon
Mash Bill Percentages: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
Age: 5 years
Further identification: This was a Justin's House of Bourbon single barrel selection; it was distilled in Indiana and comes from cask B157 which was selected in 2021
Nose: My goodness, you could tell me this is honey finished and I’d believe you. Black bread, molasses and browned butter sizzle softly. Suddenly the nose turns quite bright with black pepper and sharp oak. Late in the glass linen, vanilla and nondescript baking spice tickles the buzzing nose-feel. Finally subtle fruit merges with cold coffee.
Palate: My first sip is zesty with bright cherry, raspberry and expressed lemon peel. The background texture is silky and oily. Another sip builds in good heft behind the same creamy fruit parfait. Simple, easy, awesome. My last sip is right in line with raisin, plum and lemon zest. Yum!
(Really good; I want one of these on my shelf.)
How could you go wrong with this? This barrel is a shining example of sweet MGP distillate. This tasting confirmed my suspicion that PCS is sourcing some of the best out there. Cheers!