David Nicholson 1843


Kentucky, USA

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    2 out of 5 stars
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The story goes that David Nicholson was a grocer out of St. Louis who started selling his own bourbon in 1843. The spirit was popular and eventually the name was sold to Julian Van Winkle. In 2000, the brand was bought by Luxco who has been producing the bourbon ever since. Other than that we don't have much to say about this 100-proof Kentucky straight bourbon, but don't let that deter you from trying it!

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  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"This review will make a bit more sense for those that play poker. This whiskey “slow plays” its hand. The nose is a smokescreen of alcohol covering unpasteurized honey and sawdust. If you’re patient it will clear up a bit and show an additional note of roasted corn. The cards are laid on the table when you taste the whiskey. All of a sudden it’s got corn coming out of its ears. The honey wraps around the mid palate to give a candy-corn dimension and the sawdust evolves into bold toasted oak. The finish is hot and spicy, but adding a few drops of water douses the unnecessary burn."

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