Blade And Bow Bourbon 22 Year
Blade And Bow // Kentucky, USA
Blade and Bow is an extra-aged offering from Diageo. Barrels were sourced from Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace (Diageo doesn't name them by name but does give their street addresses) then blended together. Named after the two parts of a skeleton key, the blade shaft and the ornate bow and is a tribute to the five keys which hung at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Each key represents the five steps in creating a bourbon: grains, yeast, fermentation, distillation, and aging.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The initial nose is very sweet and full of honey, hay, caramel, almond, and even port wine. That fades into heavy oak and spice, which is what awaits the palate, along with white pepper, sawdust, and cinnamon. The finish is short and dry, with pepper, anise, and oak. It vanishes so quickly that you can hardly remember it. A higher proof might have allowed this bourbon to shine a little more. "