David Nicholson Reserve Bourbon
David Nicholson // Kentucky (bottled in Missouri), USA
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.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"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."