David Nicholson Reserve Bourbon

Bourbon

David Nicholson // Kentucky (bottled in Missouri), USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    3.69
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 96 )

The David Nicholson brand traces its roots to St. Louis store owner David Nicholson, who sold his "43" recipe in 1843. This Reserve label is a new introduction with a high-rye mashbill, bottled at 100-proof.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    50.0
  • 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

"The phrase "high-rye bourbon" is a popular one these days, so a new one coming in at 100-proof is bound to pique interest. The David Nicholson Reserve is strikingly well-balanced, with neither too much spice nor off-putting oak. It has just the amount of vanilla with a hint of char and a long, sweet finish. It would make a delightful Old Fashioned or Manhattan, and is also very enjoyable sipped neat."

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