Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Duke // Kentucky, USA
This no-age-statement bourbon is sourced from an undisclosed Kentucky distillery with an undisclosed mashbill. It was reportedly fashioned by John Wayne's son, Ethan, to mimic the flavor profile of the whiskeys his famous father liked to drink, which Ethan had found when reviewing items in his father's estate. He then set about purchasing barrels of whiskeys from other distilleries he felt reflected the character of what his father had owned.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred oak
"On the nose, this smells like you expect a standard, no-nonsense bourbon to smell like: corn and caramel, a light fruitiness, a hint of cinnamon. In the mouth, you get honey, rosewater, pepper spice, tobacco, and vanilla sweetness. A bit of char and pine show up in the short finish. It's about as recognizably bourbon as bourbon can get without being outstanding in any sense. "