Nose: Bread dough, corn, and a weird staleness….like stale….something that I can’t put my finger on exactly. Palate: The first sip had a hit of heat right up from that slowly drifted away and then picked up again in the finish. I got hints of cinnamon, and dried fruit, with some spiciness on the finish. It also has oak characteristics (woodiness) and a toastiness. It has a nice mouthfeel, smooth and in the low to middle range. A bit light and watery, but still OK. A few sips down, I picked up a little bit of green apple. Comments: There is a bit of mystery about this one. It clocks in at 86 proof, but there isn’t a lot of info on it on the Internet. It is “bottled for Western Spirits by Three Springs Bottling Company, Bowling Green, KY” and was “bottled from hand-selected barrels”. Gee, thanks. I’ve never heard of any other bourbon from Bowling Green, so I’m guessing it was just bottled there and probably sourced from somewhere else in KY (later, possibly confirmed by other reviewers). Just FYI, Western Spirits also puts out the Bird Dog line of flavored whiskey.
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